Following a failure of another Petzl Zigzag in the same circumstances as the one which failed in Germany, Petzl have decided to issue a full product recall. This notice overrides all previous notices. Anyone who has purchased a Petzl Zigzag should stop using it immediately and return it to the supplier they bought it from for a full refund.
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Following an identical failure of another Zigzag, Petzl have issued a product recall for the Petzl Zigzag.
Following the Petzl statement on 15th April and having now had an opportunity to assess the Zigzag that failed in use, Petzl have released an urgent STOP USE notice. Users of the Petzl Zigzag are being asked to stop using the mechanical prussik immediately. Anyone with a ‘ZZ’ can either return the device to their supplier and ask for a refund or can keep hold of it until Petzl have tested methods they are developing to stop the karabiner from rotating and causing the canter-levering effect cause caused the catastrophic failure in Germany. For more information and the full Petzl Stop Use notice please click here.
Petzl have released the following statement on the Petzl Zigzag following the incident in Germany we tweeted about over the weekend.
Note from Abaris International: We would like reassure any Petzl customer that having been involved with Petzl for 12 years we know that they will indeed investigate fully and would not shy away from a decision to recall any device if they deemed it necessary, whatever the cost to them. Petzl take your safety very seriously.
On Friday, April 12, Petzl was informed of an accidental fall in a training center in Germany. The injured person was moving at height using a Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik. The first observations have shown that the fall was due to a failure of the rope-end attachment hole. After hospitalization, the injured person returned home on April 14. We are deeply concerned and we wish him a very quick recovery.
Current information regarding the accident (as of April 15):
This information seems to indicate that:
Nevertheless, to have a clearer vision of the accident’s cause, Petzl is in contact with the injured person to obtain the following missing information and equipment as quickly as possible:
Use of connectors:
Follow-up action and recommendations