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
Last update : 5th January 2024
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.
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 :
MM : month
YY : year
What visual inspection should be carried out?
The rope installation direction is indicated by the markings on the moving side plate:
If you have any questions or doubts, contact your local Petzl after-sales service via the contact form.
Which references are concerned by this request for inspection?
Adjustable lanyard for work positioning
Adjustable work positioning lanyard with HOOK connector - European version
Adjustable work positioning lanyard with HOOK connector - International version
Adjustable work positioning lanyard with MGO connector
Quick adjustment anchor
Temporary horizontal lifeline
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.
- 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).
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.