CPSC Recall: Belay Devices by Petzl America Pose Fall Hazards

08/30/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Clearfield, UT — GRIGRI 2 belay devices with assisted braking are being voluntarily recalled by Petzl America and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for fall hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on August 30, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that excessive force on the handle can cause it to become stuck in the open position, which can cause the assisted braking function to fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

“The GRIGRI 2 belay device is used by rock climbers to control the climber’s safety rope during a fall or while being lowered on the rope. The first five digits of the serial numbers of devices affected by this recall range from 10326 to 11136. The serial number is engraved on the body of the product underneath and protected by the folded handle. The belay devices are 4 inches in length and 2 inches in width, and come in gray, blue, and orange colors,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact Petzl America for a replacement product.

For more information about the nationwide product recall, consumers can contact Petzl America at (800) 932-2978 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit http://www.petzl.com/us/outdoor/us/recall-replacement-grigri-2

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