The UIAA Safety Commission has shared details of three recent equipment recalls.
Text marked in italics is provided by the individual manufacturer.
Climbing Technology – Easy Speed
As a precautionary measure, Climbing Technology is voluntarily recalling its EASY SPEED (Ref. No. 2F714), subject to verification by the user.
Full details and related instructions can be found here.
Péguet – Safety Warning – Maillon Rapide 8mm Standard Zinc plated steel EN362 / EN12275 Ref.MRNZ08.0 CE EN
Pieps – DSP Avalanche Transceivers
PIEPS announces a Voluntary Product Recall to enhance the product safety of its DSP avalanche transceivers.
PIEPS has conducted extensive evaluations of the safety and performance of the affected products, including internal and third-party testing. The results conclude that the products comply with international standards, are properly designed, and perform as intended.
Nevertheless, PIEPS has recently developed a hardcase carrying system to be used with the DSP PRO, DSP PRO ICE and DSP SPORT that the transceivers can only be used when set and locked in the “send” position.
Voluntary Product Recall of DSP avalanche transceivers
PIEPS announces a voluntary product recall to better secure the lock and switch mechanism of its DSP avalanche transceivers. The correction consists of a new hardcase carrying system to ensure that the DSP PRO, DSP PRO ICE and DSP SPORT avalanche transceivers are set to “send” mode before use, and remain locked in “send” mode during use. This new hardcase carrying system replaces the neoprene carrying system that was supplied with the DSP avalanche transceivers, which should now be discarded. The DSP products affected were manufactured between 2013 and 2020.
Pieps has received inquiries relating to the DSP PRO, DSP PRO ICE and DSP SPORT avalanche transceivers. These models all use an identical mechanical lock-and-switch mechanism to set the product to “send” mode. We believe these inquiries were prompted by two avalanche accidents: one in 2017 and one in spring 2020. Following these accidents, there were allegations that the security lock/switch mechanism of the DSP PRO/SPORT had malfunctioned during the avalanches. However, tests have shown that the lock/switch mechanism on the DSP PRO, DSP PRO ICE and DSP SPORT meets all relevant safety standards.
Full story here.
A reminder that a full archive of recalls can be found here.