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Safety warning: Petzl Grillon

Date of publication: January 4th 2024.

Petzl requests the inspection of certain GRILLON products following the detection of ropes mounted incorrectly in the rope adjuster of recently produced GRILLON products. In such a case, the product does not perform its blocking function, which can result in a risk of injury. Please immediately stop sales and use of GRILLON products manufactured between October and December 2023, and follow the inspection procedure described below.

How do I know if I need to inspect my product?

1) Identify your product marking.

Depending on the product, it may be marked on the plastic sleeve of the free strand or on the rope label.

If your product has a “label marking”, it is not in the scope of this request for inspection.

If your product has a “plastic sleeve marking”, proceed to the next step.

2) Check the manufacturing date of your product.

2.1) Your product was manufactured before October 2023 or after December 2023: your product is out of the scope of this request for inspection.

2.2) Your product was manufactured in October, November or December 2023. Use the PDF file 'BATCH LIST GRILLON REQUEST FOR INSPECTION' at the top of the page to find out if your product or box of products needs to be inspected. If your product needs to be inspected, carry out the inspection described below.

What visual inspection should be carried out?

The rope installation direction is indicated by the markings on the moving side plate:

If you have any questions or doubts, contact us.


Which references are concerned by this request for inspection?

My product is marked on a gray plastic sleeve instead of a red one. Is this normal?
This is a black GRILLON product. In this case, the sleeve is not red but smoked gray. Refer to this marking to identify if your product is in the scope of this request for inspection.

How many products affected have been detected?
As of January 2, 2024, 8 products have been detected, in a single manufacturing batch.

Have there been any injuries with the products affected?
As of January 2, 2024, no injuries have been reported.

I received a GRILLON product with a green sticker on my product bag. What does this mean?
Petzl has inspected GRILLON products concerned by this request and has identified them with a green sticker on the bag.

More information

For more information of this safety warning, please visit the: webpage of Petzl or contact us.