ABSORBICA lanyards.

Concerns all ABSORBICA energy absorbers manufactured before May 17th 2011 up to serial number 11137****.
The relevant product references are: L57, L58, L58 MGO, L59, L59 MGO, L59 69, L70120 YG, L70150 IM, L70150 YM, L70150 I, L70150 Y, L70150 YM.

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Following a via ferrata accident on Thursday the 5th of May 2011 we launched - by reason of precaution - a voluntary product safety alert to inspect our SCORPIO via ferrata lanyards (L60 and L60CK) manufactured prior to March 2005. This alert was launched on 13th May.

Our internal investigation and analysis of our manufacturing procedures specific to the production of tear webbing energy absorbers has identified a weakness which could explain the defect leading to the cause of this accident.

As a consequence and even though the probability of this defect recurring remains very low, we have decided to take the following actions:

  1. Temporary stoppage of all Petzl tear webbing lanyard production.
  2. Temporary stoppage of the sale of all stock of SCORPIO and ABSORBICA tear webbing lanyards for inspection before resuming sales.
  3. Issue a request for immediate self-inspection for all ABSORBICA energy absorbers, used by professional workers at height, using the special inspection procedure.

You'll find in the Sport section a dedicated page regarding SCORPIO actions.

If you possess an ABSORBICA energy absorber as detailed above we ask you to:

For any question please contact your Petzl local distributor.

The lanyards with energy absorber for the ASAP mobile fall arrester ASAP'SORBER are not concerned by this alert.
You may continue to use these products, whilst respecting the conditions of use, maintenance and inspection outlined in their respective technical notices.

Comments

Safety Recall

Hi,

I would normally use Lanyards with Energy Absorber Absorbica -Y

Are these included in the safety alert.

Kind Regards,

Louise O' Connor

Answer: Safety Recall

Hello Louise,

The safety Alert concerns all the equipments that include an Absorbica energy absorber.
The Alert requests users to inspect the safety stitchings that are inside the absorber, this inspection is easy quick to conduct following the updated procedure available for download here: http://www.petzl.com/en/pro/security-alert/aborbica/addition-ppe-examina...

for any other questions you can contact the distributor of your country here : http://www.petzl.com/en/page/petzl-distributors-world-1

We are clearly aware of the problems caused by these actions and we ask you to accept our apologies for this inconvenience. Your security is our greatest priority. The entire company is focused on resolving this issue as quickly and efficiently possible.

Comments and their answers are ment to be publicly viewed, to maintain your privacy we have hidden your phone number and email adress from your original post.

Thank you for your participation
Sincerely

ppe absorber check

can you tell us some details about what happend in the accident?
what fall factor? total tear? near miss?

Re ppe absorber check

Hello Dror,

The accident is under investigation by the authorities and we do not have any details available

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely


complain

hello .... I bought a Petzl harness SUPERAVANTI C12 16 (3 342540 089037) 2011 version the latest from a friend ... after I noticed there is a seam that decompose / not good .. I can send the photo as evidence that quality standards are not baik.kenapa like this can happen when an existing license of ISO 9001 quality management system ..
(seals still in place and yet I use)
is it still safe if I use it?
thank you

Email: yosepdr15@yahoo.com

Answer

Hello Josep,

Our products are covered by a Three year warranty, please check the conditions under wich the warranty applies (http://www.petzl.com/en/page/support-frequently-asked-questions-faq#cinq).
For checking ppe please consult http://www.petzl.com/en/ppe-checking

Of course if you have any questions or doubts about your product please contact our distributor in your country.

http://www.petzl.com/en/corp/contact

Sincerely

ASAP absorbica

My ASAP came with a absorbica, the notice says absorbica is not ok but ASAP is, I bought my kit from a retailer who's proved he's not up to supply of safety equipment, and doesn't seem to care, what do I do

Re

Hello,
Please contact the Petzl distributor in your country to check on this matter.
http://www.petzl.com/en/pro/contact_country

Sincerely

Question about Scorpio Eashook Absorber

Hi,

have a question... I was reading all the instructions on above security alert warnings that is including also Scorpio absorbers... Has checked all serial numbers, types, date of manufacture and was not involved in this inspection alert... But I'm not sure...

My absorber details:
Petzl Scorpio Eashook
L60 H
L60803 001 (090107)
Serial: 11263CR0580

Thank you for your answer..

Regards,

Marcel S.

RE

Hello,
Serial numbers up to 11137**** are recalled for inspection, your serial number is not concerned.
Thank you for your support.
Sincerely

Revision

el estado de la absorbica l59mgo con numero de serie l59703-a tiene el principio de hilo de costura algo suelto.

Espero que me den respuesta.


Un Saludo.

RE

Ola
Please contact the petzl distributor of your country
http://www.petzl.com/fr/outdoor/contact
Sincerely

RE

Ola
Please contact the petzl distributor of your country
http://www.petzl.com/fr/outdoor/contact
Sincerely

RE

Ola
Please contact the petzl distributor of your country
http://www.petzl.com/fr/outdoor/contact
Sincerely

Hi have a question... I was

Hi
have a question... I was reading all the instructions on above security alert warnings that is including also Scorpio absorbers... Has checked all serial numbers, types, date of manufacture and was not involved in this inspection alert... But I'm not sure...

My absorber details:

L57
L577000E (061210)
Serial: 11213cQ0616

Thank you for your answer..

RE REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE SELF-INSPECTION for all ABSORBICA ener

Hello,

According to the serial number your provide, your product is not concerned by the inspection procedure.

Sincerely

Scorpio Vertigo Concerns

My Scorpio Vertigo lanyard carries the No 10340DW1059, and inside the absorber pouch is a piece of paper with 'PPE INSPECTION' Date: 27/5/11 OK.
Do I need to take any action? Thanks

RE Scorpio Vertigo Concerns

Hello Ben,
This piece of paper is proof that your product has already been inspected. No further actions are needed.
Sincerely

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