Mammut Preventive Recalls Via Ferrata Sets of Some Tec Step 2012 Series

Danger is only expected when using the sets after the recommended time of use

10/18/2012, Seon, Switzerland: The swiss climbing gear manufacturer Mammut calls some series of the Tec Step via ferrata sets back. Though tests of the elastic carabiner branches have shown that the durability in use is much higher, than of the material used in the recalled sets of other manufacturers, Mammut decided to recall some of the via ferrata set series. This is noteworthy, because a short time ago Mammut identified the differences of the used materials of the different manufacturers and made diverse tests to preclude a recall of their via ferrata sets.

 

Affected are now the via ferrata set series with the until now tested elastic lanyards.

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Recalls: All Via Ferrata Sets in the Overview

Is my via ferrata set affected ?

All affected and nonaffected via ferrata sets in the overview at state of 10/18/2012.

 

Affected via ferrata sets have elastic lanyards of the new generation. But also Petzl recalls a via ferrata set with other problems since 05/2011. This recall is also in the table. The latest recalls from 2013/02/25 are not listed here. The problems are different. Affected are via ferrata sets with metal shock absorber. The listing is here: "Recall: Vie Ferrata Sets with older shock absorber from different manifactureres".

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Thursday, 13 September 2012 00:00

Recall: Stubai Recalls Via Ferrata Sets

Stubai Recalls as the Seventh Manufacturer of Climbing Gear Via ferrata Sets

Two Series of Via Ferrata Sets Affected

09/13/2012, Fulpmes, Austria: The austrian manufacturer of climbing gear Stubai recalls two series of via ferrata sets. The same problem: the elastic lanyards. The lanyards do not meet the safety standards when the lanyards get dirty in combination of intensive use. Stubai is in line with the other manufacturers that recalled their sets in the last weeks.

 

Affected are following via ferrata sets:

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OcĂșn Recalls as the Eighth Manufacturer of Climbing Gear their Via Ferrata Sets

Elastic Lanyards are the Problem

09/13/2012, Policka, Czech Republic: The company RP Komponent recalls a part of their via ferrata sets. OcĂșn is a brand of RP Komponent. The Problem of this via ferrata sets is the same as the problem with via ferrata sets having the new generation of elastic lanyards from the other seven manufacturers.

Following vie ferrata sets are affected:

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Wild Country Is The Sixth Manufacturer That Recalls Their Via Ferrata Sets

Older tests do not identify the problem of the via ferrata sets

09/05/2012, Gwynedd, Wales, Great Britain: The welsh manufacturer of climbing gear Wild Country recalls as sixth manufacturer their via ferrata sets. Wild Country is a part of the Salewa group since 2012.


Like the awareness of other companies the problem are the elastic lanyards that may crack after heavy use if the lanyards are dirty. After new detailed testing also Wild Country came to the conclusion that their used webbing material is affected by the heavy abrasion in use of the sets.


Cause of the testing is the accident at 08/05/2012 with a rental via ferrata set from Edelrid in Tirol, Austria. The  result is the wave of testing and recalls of via ferrata sets from manufacturers of climbing gear.


The following sets are affected:

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Test results of researches to failure of via ferrata sets

Different types of webbing in the production of the elastic branches of different manufacturers are probably the reason

Mammut, Salewa, Kong and Camp do not recall their sets at this time


08/30/2012 and following days, Berlin: After researches of the Swiss company Mammut AG, according to the request of climbland, the first concrete results regarding the failure of elastic via ferrata set branches of the new generation are discovered.

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