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Recall: ZIGZAG Petzl Mechanical Prusik for Arborists

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Recall: ZIGZAG Petzl Mechanical Prusik for Arborists

An Another Identical Failure

2013/04/29, Crolles, France: The frensh manufacturer Petzl recall their mechanical prusik ZigZag.

In the middle of April 2013, Petzl was informed of an accidental fall in a training center in Germany. This fall was related to a failure of the rope end attachment hole of the Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik.

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Petzl have since been informed of another identical failure.

These failures were the result of a particular configuration of a cantilevered and off-axis loaded upper carabiner (see photo).

Petzl believes that this incorrect positioning of the connector could inadvertently occur during normal use with the potential for serious injury or death.

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Continued use of the ZIGZAG poses a risk of serious injury or death.

As a measure of precaution, Petzl ask that you:
- immediately stop using the ZIGZAG
- return the ZIGZAG, with proof of purchase, to the Petzl distributor in your country (at Petzl costs).

You can then choose from the following options:
- credit for other Petzl products (total equal to the retail price of the ZIGZAG + 30%)
- a complete refund at the purchase price (including taxes and shipping)

The distributor of your country find you under: http://www.petzl.com/en/pro/dealer-locator.

A new version of the ZIGZAG is currently being developed and will be available in January 2014.

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