Petzl issued a recall today, Nov. 15, 2021, of its SCORPIO EASHOOK (L060BA00) lanyards, sold individually or as part of the KIT VIA FERRATA EASHOOK (K029DA00 and K029DA01), due to risk of carabiner gate malfunction. The affected products are to be taken out of service immediately. To date, Petzl is not aware of any personal injury caused by the defect.
Only lanyards manufactured and delivered since Jan. 1, 2021, and bearing serial numbers between 21A 0000000 000 and 21I 9999999 999, are affected.
These products have a malfunction: in rare cases, the carabiner’s gate stays open and no longer closes automatically. Using a carabiner with the gate open does not ensure the user’s safety in the event of a fall.
If you have a SCORPIO EASHOOK lanyard that is affected by this recall, even if it is functioning normally, stop using it immediately and return it to a Petzl local after-sales service via this contact form. You will be offered an exchange or a refund. Petzl will pay for the return shipping costs. The company says it is also doing everything it can to resume sales at the beginning of April 2022.
Read the full product recall and FAQs HERE.