Petzl Pirana Descenders

Descender available in orange and black

 

PIRANA-DESCENDER-RECALL

Alert Number: 2202-0050

Product Type: Hobby / sports equipment - Descender

Product Identifiers: Model numbers: D005AA00 and D005AA01 Serial number: Between 19 F 0000000 000 and 22 A 9999999 999

Country of Origin: Unknown

Counterfeit: No

Risk Level: N/A

Risk Description: The product presents a risk of drowning as in certain situations, where the user lets the rope slide freely through the PIRANA to intentionally drop into the water, the rope runs quickly through the descender and can accidentally get blocked in the PIRANA’s blocking slot. The user is then stuck, and may not be able to remove the rope from this position. This situation can be dangerous, with a drowning risk, especially if the user is stuck under a waterfall or in a pool of water. The product does not meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

Corrective Measures: Petzl have recalled the product from end users. For further information, please access the Petzl website

Online Marketplace: N/A

Notifier: Office for Product Safety and Standards

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