RECALL - Petzl kernmantle ropes

Phil

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Location
Oak Lawn, IL
Didn't see it posted here yet...Petzl is recalling certain kernmantle ropes:



 

Phil

Well-Known Member
Location
Oak Lawn, IL
Wow. How does work like this slip through the cracks with one of the most well-known arb supply manufacturers in the world?

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From the petzl link:

"Our in-depth investigation and risk analysis have led us to the following conclusions:

  • the two defects occurred on one of our rope-cutting machines
  • the two defects have common root causes
  • the risk of the two defects occurring is near zero (only a complex sequence of multiple, independent factors could lead to the occurrence of the defects)
  • this risk did not exist prior to March 2018
  • only the ropes cut on this machine are at risk of these defects
We took immediate corrective actions to eliminate this risk on the production line. Our stock is in the process of being inspected and no further defect has yet been found."

I wonder what the common root causes are.
 

Brocky

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Location
Michigan
Strip on the inside of the Sequoia bridge was nearly identical to the strip and construction of some Mammut static rope which had Teufelberger on it. Seems a lot of rope is now being made in the Czech Republic.
 

rico

Well-Known Member
Location
redwoods
From the petzl link:

"Our in-depth investigation and risk analysis have led us to the following conclusions:

  • the two defects occurred on one of our rope-cutting machines
  • the two defects have common root causes
  • the risk of the two defects occurring is near zero (only a complex sequence of multiple, independent factors could lead to the occurrence of the defects)
  • this risk did not exist prior to March 2018
  • only the ropes cut on this machine are at risk of these defects
We took immediate corrective actions to eliminate this risk on the production line. Our stock is in the process of being inspected and no further defect has yet been found."

I wonder what the common root causes are.
I understand what happened in the production of the rope, but I have to question how Petzl even allowed this unsafe rope out of the factory, let alone into anyones hands...

This is why I chose to go with Samson, Yale, New England, and Sterling for my rope needs whenever possible..names that have kept me safe and alive for a long time...
 
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bonner1040

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Location
Ohio
None of these are arborist ropes.


  • Axis 11mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange) available in 150, 200, 600 and 1200 feet. Model Numbers R074AA00 – R074AA27.
  • Parallel 10.5mm (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange), available in 50, 100, 200 and 500 meters. Model Numbers R077AA03 – R077AA28.
  • Vector 12.5mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange) available in 150, 200, 600 and 1200 feet. Model Numbers R078AA00—R078AA27.
  • Segment 8 mm (white) available in 50, 100 or 200 meters. Model Numbers R076AA00 – R076AA06.
  • Ray 12 mm (yellow/black) available in 25, 50, 75, 100 and 200 feet. Model Numbers R091AA00 – R091AA04.
  • ASAP’AXIS 11 mm (white) available 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 meters. Model numbers R074DA00 -- R074DA05
  • Push 200 9 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters. Model Numbers R40AW200 and R40AO200.
  • Club 200 10 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters. Model Numbers R39AW200 and R39AO200.
  • Top 9.8 mm (Not sold in North America)
  • Lead 9.8mm (Not sold in North America)
  • JAG Rescue Kit model numbers K090AA00-K090AA02
 

Phil

Well-Known Member
Location
Oak Lawn, IL
None of these are arborist ropes.


  • Axis 11mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange) available in 150, 200, 600 and 1200 feet. Model Numbers R074AA00 – R074AA27.
  • Parallel 10.5mm (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange), available in 50, 100, 200 and 500 meters. Model Numbers R077AA03 – R077AA28.
  • Vector 12.5mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange) available in 150, 200, 600 and 1200 feet. Model Numbers R078AA00—R078AA27.
  • Segment 8 mm (white) available in 50, 100 or 200 meters. Model Numbers R076AA00 – R076AA06.
  • Ray 12 mm (yellow/black) available in 25, 50, 75, 100 and 200 feet. Model Numbers R091AA00 – R091AA04.
  • ASAP’AXIS 11 mm (white) available 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 meters. Model numbers R074DA00 -- R074DA05
  • Push 200 9 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters. Model Numbers R40AW200 and R40AO200.
  • Club 200 10 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters. Model Numbers R39AW200 and R39AO200.
  • Top 9.8 mm (Not sold in North America)
  • Lead 9.8mm (Not sold in North America)
  • JAG Rescue Kit model numbers K090AA00-K090AA02
Well Wesspur sells both the Axis 11mm and Parallel 10.5mm under a tab called "Arborist Ropes" so you might want to let them know.

 

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