Ocún 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. Ocún 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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Singing Rock Recalls Precautionary Diverse Via Ferrata Sets Too

Elastic Arms of the Via Ferrata Sets are the Safety Problem

08/28/2012, Poniklá, Czech: After the recalls from the companies Edelrid and AustriAlpin, the Czech company Singing Rock recalls diverse via ferrata sets precautionary too. The tests have shown the same safety problem when the sets are applied to heavy and long term usage.

 

The elastic webbing used in the of all manufacturers recalled sets is probably of one source.

 

This recall is relevant to SINGING ROCK Via Ferrata Sets produced during 2010, 2011 and 2012 with the following article names:

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Edelweiss Recalls Via Ferrata Sets as Fourth Manufacturer of Climbing Gear

The elastic branches of the via ferrata sets are from the same producer as the branches of the via ferrata sets from the other manufacturers

08/28/2012, Saint Chamin, France: The French manufacturer of climbing gear Edelweiss recalls - after the recalls from Edelrid, AustriAlpin and Singing Rock - their via ferrata sets too. All recalls concern the via ferrata sets with elastic arms that have been produced in in the last years.

 

Allmost all manufacturers warn of the usage of sets with these special stretching branches. For information about this special problem read the recalls from Edelrid, AustriAlpin and Singing Rock.

 

Following via ferrata sets from Edelweiss are affected:

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Petzl Quickfix Is Not a Lanyard for Safety Points

Crolles, France:

 

The company Petzl explicit advices that the positioning webbing „Quickfix“  cannot be used as a lanyard for attachment to rappel stations. With a pressure of 150 daN (150 kg) the webbing breaks in the buckle.

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