Information: copies/counterfeit products
Petzl has to deal with counterfeit versions of its products on a regular basis. These counterfeit safety products do not comply with our stringent quality standards and pose a real danger to the user. The following is a thorough reminder of Petzl’s high standards in terms of safety, of the risks associated with using counterfeit products, and of the method for identifying these counterfeits.
February 21 2011
Petzl’s quality standards
Authentic Petzl products are made according to a specific process and expertise that belong exclusively to Petzl. Petzl products comply with very explicit international standards, and are designed, tested, and manufactured by the company to the most stringent requirements in terms of quality. These requirements are identical at every Petzl production site For more information, watch the following videos on Petzl.com :
Product copies or counterfeit products are not Petzl products and don’t meet applicable performance standards. They do not benefit from Petzl’s expertise or warranties, and can pose a high risk or prove faulty when used. Counterfeit products are potentially dangerous.
Petzl in the fight against counterfeiting
For the last several years, Petzl has been actively fighting against counterfeiters. This battle includes several components:
- a strategy of protection of all innovations and original creations, by Patents, Patents Design, and Trademarks
- monitoring every market and the wide variety of distribution channels,
- thorough investigations to find the sources of the counterfeit production,
- legal procedures with the courts of competent jurisdiction, in order to ensure the destruction of the counterfeit production facilities.
How can you guard against illegal copies and counterfeit products?
Petzl products are only sold through a network of official distributors and authorized retailers. The products are new and come with a technical notice. By purchasing your products through this network, you are guaranteed to purchase an authentic Petzl product. To learn who the official distributor and authorized retailers are in your country, go to www.petzl.com/dealerlocator
Go to User procedures for dealing with potentially FAKE PRODUCTS: