Product recalls and safety alerts Petzl requests the inspection of certain GRILLON products following the detection of ropes mounted incorrectly in the rope adjuster of recently produced GRILLON products. In such a case, the product does not perform its blocking function, which can result in a risk of injury. Please immediately stop sales and use of GRILLON products manufactured between October and December 2023, and follow the inspection procedure described below. - Petzl Other
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GRILLON safety alert: request for inspection

Petzl requests the inspection of certain GRILLON products following the detection of ropes mounted incorrectly in the rope adjuster of recently produced GRILLON products. In such a case, the product does not perform its blocking function, which can result in a risk of injury. Please immediately stop sales and use of GRILLON products manufactured between October and December 2023, and follow the inspection procedure described below.

January 4 2024

Current

Last update : 5th January 2024

GRILLON request for inspection

How do I know if I need to inspect my product?

1) Identify your product marking.

Depending on the product, it may be marked on the plastic sleeve of the free strand or on the rope label.

 

GRILLON - label marking photo

Label marking

GRILLON - Plastic sleeve marking photo

Plastic sleeve marking

 

If your product has a “label marking”, it is not in the scope of this request for inspection.

If your product has a “plastic sleeve marking”, proceed to the next step.

 

2) Check the manufacturing date of your product.

It is indicated on the product marking, below the factory drawing :

 

GRILLON Manufacturing date photo

MM : month 
YY : year

 

 

Your product was manufactured before October 2023 or after December 2023: your product is out of the scope of this request for inspection.

 

Your product was manufactured in October, November or December 2023 :

1. Use the Excel tool below to find out if your product or box of products needs to be inspected:
Download Excel file

The list of batches to be inspected is also available in the file below:
Download pdf file

2. If your product needs to be inspected, carry out the inspection described below.

 

What visual inspection should be carried out?

The rope installation direction is indicated by the markings on the moving side plate:

 

✅ Compliant

GRILLON compliant photo

✅ Your product is not affected. You may resume using and selling this product in accordance with its technical notice.

❌ Non-compliant

GRILLON non compliant

Non compliant result:

  • Do not use this product.
  • Proceed by re-installing the rope correctly,
    following the procedure below:

GRILLON re-installing the rope procedure

  • Perform a function check.
    GRILLON function check

 

If you have any questions or doubts, contact your local Petzl after-sales service via the contact form.

 

FAQ

Which references are concerned by this request for inspection?

 

Product Photo References
GRILLON
Adjustable lanyard for work positioning
GRILLON photo L052AA00
L052AA01
L052AA02
L052AA03
L052AA04
L052AA05
L052AA06
L052AA07
GRILLON HOOK
Adjustable work positioning lanyard with HOOK connector - European version
GRILLON HOOK European version photo L052BA00
L052BA01
GRILLON HOOK
Adjustable work positioning lanyard with HOOK connector - International version
GRILLON HOOK international version L052CA00
L052CA02
L052CA03
GRILLON MGO
Adjustable work positioning lanyard with MGO connector
GRILLON MGO L052DA00
GRILLON
Quick adjustment anchor
GRILLON Amarrage L052AA00
L052AA01
L052AA02
L052AA03
GRILLON
Temporary horizontal lifeline
GRILLON ligne de vie L052AA03
L052AA04
L052AA05
L052AA06

 

My product is marked on a gray plastic sleeve instead of a red one. Is this normal?
This is a black GRILLON product. In this case, the sleeve is not red but smoked gray. Refer to this marking to identify if your product is in the scope of this request for inspection.

How many products affected have been detected?
As of January 2, 2024, 8 products have been detected, in a single manufacturing batch.

Have there been any injuries with the products affected?
As of January 2, 2024, no injuries have been reported.

I received a GRILLON product with a green sticker on my product bag. What does this mean?
Petzl has inspected GRILLON products concerned by this request and has identified them with a green sticker on the bag.

Where is the date of manufacture of my GRILLON ?

There are two ways to date your product from your product marking :

  • Date of manufacture : It is shown near the pictogram of a factory in the format  MM/YY (month/year). Use this date for the purposes of this request for inspection.
    factory picto
  • Individual number : It starts with the year and month of manufacture. Months are represented by a letter ( A: January, B: February,....., J: October, K : November, L : December).
    serial number structure

A batch could be manufactured from one month into the next. The month of manufacture included in the individual number is the launch of the batch.
There could be a difference between the month identified in the individual number and the month shown near the pictogram. 

What is the batch number ?

The batch number is the first ten digits of the individual number, without the last three incrementing digits.