Comprehensive testing by the mountaineering sports industry on old, used via ferrata sets has shown that used via ferrata sets with rope brakes may fail in the event of a fall. The tests showed that impact forces may be increased during a fall. When combined with used webbing arms with a reduced breaking strength the system may fail. This can obviously lead to serious injury or death. In order to prevent any risks to users, Edelrid has decided to recall all affected sets as a precautionary measure. Please stop using the affected products immediately.
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The affected sets are: The affected sets are: Brenta, Brenta De Luxe, Tofana, Civetta and Brenta Comfort.
Also see this news item: Precautionary Recall of Certain Mammut Via Ferrata Sets.
All private owners of a via ferrata set that is less than seven years old and affected by the recall are requested to return it immediately either directly to Edelrid or to a specialist retailer for forwarding to Edelrid. In return, you will receive a Cable Lite 2.2 via ferrata set as a replacement. This set conforms to the latest requirements of the German Alpine Club (DAV) Safety Commission and the certification bodies. In addition, there is also the option to upgrade to a more expensive model from this new generation for a surcharge.
Via ferrata sets older than seven years have reached their maximum service life and must no longer be used. These older sets should be withdrawn from use regardless of model and design type. Edelrid urgently requests that these older sets are destroyed. Edelrid assumes no responsibility for products that have exceeded their maximum service life.
Edelrid wants to ensure that these older sets are no longer in use. We are therefore offering owners of an older via ferrata set from 2005 or earlier the opportunity to trade in their old set for a new Edelrid via ferrata set at a special price.
Please visit the Edelrid Recall web page for further details on the affected sets, as well as details on returning these to Edelrid for a replacement. See below.
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