Petzl issued a stop use safety alert on its ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik (Sku D22).
On 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 initial observations have shown that the fall was due to a failure of the rope end attachment hole. Petzl’s investigation and further testing lead us to conclude that this failure was the result of a particular configuration of a cantilevered and off axis loaded upper carabiner.
As a measure of precaution, Petzl is asking that you stop using your ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik.
For the full release about this stop use safety alert, please click here.