Request for inspection for Petzl ropes

Posted by Emma Travers on 21/07/2020

Petzl are requesting that any individual or club who has purchased one of their low-stretch Kernmantle ropes inspect them immediately for damage.

A Petzl customer found two critical defects on their Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes. Please head through to their site below and, if necessary, inspect your ropes.

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Petzl have taken immediate corrective actions to eliminate this risk on the production line and their stock is in the process of being inspected and no further defect has yet been found. They offer their apologies and want to remind their customers that their safety remains their top priority.

READ: BMC guide to caring for equipment

As a reminder, if during the course of this inspection you find a defect caused by wear or anomalies covered by PPE inspection sheet criteria, retire your rope:

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Two examples of rope usage wear => Retire the product

WATCH: How to check a rope for damage on BMC TV


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