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16/02/2011 - More information on counterfeit Petzl products

Counterfeit Petzl products are not a new phenomenon.

Over the years, Petzl has discovered counterfeits or copies of several of its products:
- counterfeit headlamps with the Petzl logo, including headlamps from the TIKKA and MYO lines
- counterfeit copies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) without the Petzl logo, such as ASCENSION handled ascenders, the ASAP, etc.


February 2011: This is the first time Petzl discovered identical-looking counterfeit PPE products with the Petzl logo.

The four products we found do not meet our safety requirements and are potentially dangerous.

Counterfeit references are:

CROLL ascender (B16) ATTACHE locking carabiner (M35 SL) ASCENSION handled ascender (B17 R) – old, blue right-handed version RESCUE pulley (P50) – old version

To our knowledge, these are the only four Petzl products that we have found to be identical counterfeits. No other Petzl PPE products are concerned by identical counterfeits (with Petzl logo).

Attention :

  • An end-user will not be able to tell the difference between these counterfeits and authentic Petzl products (see below for more information)
  • They have serious quality, performance and safety problems.

For these reasons, Petzl decided to alert its end-users and begin legal action against the counterfeiters.


Petzl is fighting against counterfeiting

Over the past several years, Petzl has been fighting to stop the counterfeiting of our products. Our concern is for the safety and satisfaction of our end-users. These actions have enabled us to stop the illegal manufacture of our products.


How do you identify a genuine Petzl product?

 Download the decision tree: Is my Petzl product authentic? (553 ko pdf file) 

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How do I make sure that I am purchasing an authentic Petzl product?

To ensure that you have purchased authentic Petzl products, be sure to shop at an authorized Petzl dealer. If you are in doubt, contact the distributor in your country. You can find their contact information with the Petzl dealer locator.

Remarks :

  • Production of the old style blue right-handed ASCENSION ascender (B17 R) was stopped in 2009. The only version in production now is the ASCENSION B17 SRG,  B17 WRA, B17 WRN:


  • Production of the old version of RESCUE pulley (P50) was also stopped in 2009. The only version is production now is the RESCUE P50 A:


11/02/2011 - Petzl has recently discovered Chinese counterfeit versions of the following products:

Potentially Counterfeit Petzl Products


These counterfeit products have serious defects that affect their performance and strength.
For example:

Broken Counterfeit Products

There is a significant risk that these counterfeit products could open or otherwise fail at low loads and under normal use:

  • These counterfeit products do not meet UIAA or CE safety standards.
  • These counterfeit products do not meet Petzl safety and quality requirements.


It will be very difficult for you to identify these fakes:

They have been reproduced in a way that makes them very difficult to identify. The following features have been reproduced nearly identically:

  • Petzl logo
  • Design
  • Color
  • Product markings
  • Batch number
  • Instructions for use (down to the most minor details)
  • Packaging

Only an in-depth analysis allows us to identify these counterfeit products, due to minor differences in the tools used to produce them.


What can you do?

  • Only purchase from an authorized Petzl retailer to be sure that you are purchasing a genuine Petzl product.
  • If you have any doubt as to the authenticity of Petzl products, please help us and contact the Petzl distributor in your country.
  • For a list of Petzl retailers, please visit:
    - The Professional Products Dealer Locator
    - The Sport Products Dealer Locator
  • Petzl distributors are currently in the process of cross-referencing and updatingtheir Dealer Locator, but if you happen to notice your business or location is not listed, please contact the Petzl distributor of your country.

 Petzl is working hard to stop these counterfeits, which put users’ lives at risk, from reaching the market.











Answer from Petzl

I'm really not sure that google translator is providing us with exactitude your message. Please contact our distributor for Indonesia
52 Ubi Avenue 3
#04-44 Frontier
* Tel : +65 6337 77 28
* Fax : +65 6242 2312

Thank you for your support

I have found very helpfull

I have found very helpfull your notice, thanks. I am a Venezuelan Firefighter
and we are buyinng a lot of rescue equipment. Here in Venezuela our autorities are very lack in brand and copy right proteccition.

And this kind of info keeps our safety and our performance well.

Thanks again

Location of counterfeit Petzl

Where (what countries) was discovered counterfeit equipment. Shoud the shop, which sold counterfeit equipment pursued under the law, if accident happenes, in Europe for example?
Akim Rychagov St.Petersburg Russia

Please inform the readers

Please inform the readers WHERE these counterfeit products have been found on the market. This information would be helpfull in risks assesment for the buyers. For example: if counterfeits are only found in -say- country A and B, there is less changes to find them in other countries.

I agree about the lack of

I agree about the lack of information regarding the country where the copies were found.
Please inform your readers where these counterfeit products have been found on the market.


We discovered very low prices on 4 Petzl products on a chinese web site of a unofficial Petzl dealer. These offers could possibly be found on other unofficial websites.
Thank you for your interest


translating the indonesian post:

how about CROLL?
CROLL ha no other color to notice the difference
there's so many PETZL products in Indonesia and most of them are just sold in local outdoor equipment vendor
can i get more detailed info about this
and about PETZL products in Indonesia
greetings from Indonesia


Please contact directly our local distributor at the following adress, they should be able to help you.

52 Ubi Avenue 3
#04-44 Frontier
+65 6337 77 28
+65 6242 2312

Thank you for your interest

need some addres for PETZL distributor in indonesia

PETZL is there any distributor in Indonesia because I need some stuff PETZL products .. please send to my email at dedisuryanto.sumre1con @ and I also need a price for some goods


Re :need some addres for PETZL distributor in indonesia

please contact :
52 Ubi Avenue 3
#04-44 Frontier

+(65) 6848 9489
+(65) 6242 2312


Petzl in indonesia

Petzl should open a store in indonesia , and for your information singapore is not indonea. Thank you

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