Petzl has issued a recall of the TRAC CLUB adventure park trolleys due to a risk of breakage of the black rear plate that could cause a fatal fall. As of March 22, 2022, Petzl was aware of two cases of trolley breakage while being used in a system with a second lanyard for redundancy. Neither failure resulted in personal injury.
The recall includes TRAC CLUB trolleys with reference numbers P023AB00 (trolley sold individually) and P023AB01 (trolleys sold in pack of five) sold by Petzl since Jan. 25, 2021. Their serial numbers are 20Lxxxxx to 22Axxxxx, inclusive.
Petzl said users should immediately stop all use of the affected trolleys, quarantine them, and communicate the recall information to colleagues. Retailers should immediately stop selling the affected trolleys, quarantine them, and communicate the recall information to customers.
Users and retailers can return the trolleys for either a refund or replacement with the TRAC GUIDE LT trolley, which uses the same bearings and provides travel speeds on the cable similar to the TRAC CLUB, as well as the same ergonomics. In either case, those with TRAC CLUB trolleys must contact their local Petzl after-sales service rep to facilitate the returns, for which Petzl will pay the costs.