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Safety Alert: Stop using the Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik now!

Richard Tregoweth - Friday, April 19, 2013

Petzl have issued the following Safety Alert Notice

1 - As a measure of precaution, we ask that you stop using your ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik.

2 - This stoppage will remains in place until we have approved and communicated an appropriate solution to maximize the safety of ZIGZAG users.

3 - We have decided to stop sales of ZIGZAG mechanical Prusiks.

4 - While there currently may be several solutions to maintain the upper carabiner correctly oriented on its major axis, Petzl cannot presently guarantee their effectiveness in all circumstances because we have not tested them sufficiently.

5 - Our teams are mobilized to quickly develop and verify a solution specifically for the ZIGZAG to maintain the upper carabiner oriented on its major axis.

6 - The availability of this solution will be communicated on www.petzl.com by May 22, 2013 at the latest.

We are fully aware of the inconvenience caused by this issue. Please accept our apologies and know we take this issue very seriously. The safety of our users is Petzl’s first priority.

Thank you for your continued trust.

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