Recall Alert for Inspection - Petzl Scorpio Lanyard

Posted by Daniel Middleton on 25/05/2011
Petzl Scorpio 1 lanyards

Following a recent accident on a via ferrata near to Grenoble, France, Petzl have announced a possible fault affecting ALL Petzl Scorpio lanyards. Lyon Equipment, the UK distributor have issued a press release, which details what steps to take if you own one of these lanyards.

This alert affects ALL Scorpio via ferrata lanyards. Zyper (rope and brake system) lanyards are not affected.

Owners and users of the affected lanyards should suspend use immediately and return their lanyard for inspection.

The UK Distributor for Petzl are Lyon Equipment. Read the press release with full details on what to do if you own a Scorpio lanyard here.



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Anonymous User
25/05/2011
this sounds scary
25/05/2011
this is a comment
Alex Messenger(staff comment)
25/05/2011
really scary
Anonymous User
27/06/2011
This is relevant to my interests
Anonymous User
06/08/2013
I am increasingly concerned that potentially (or actually) fatal flaws are being uncovered with almost every make and type of via ferrata set. The standard advice to date has been for people NOT to make their own (e.g. from slings and krabs, even if connected via a "screamer" to the harness). But if the ship-bought sets are so prone to failure (at worst) or recall (best), then what's the point of buying them? Surely a climber will be safer with a home-assembled set in which all the components, knots and connectors have been checked and are simple?
Could the BMC not help us by providing a simple instruction video on how to make our own VF sets, and show the pieces that need to be bought as well as those (e.g. kraps, slings or dynamic rope) that are likely to be available on many climbers' racks already?
Anonymous User
16/09/2013
I strongly disagree with the previous comment. If manufacturers have had difficulty producing lanyards that safely pass the current standards, having a go at making a DIY set is ludicrous. If you need a lanyard, go and buy one.

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