February 2011 - Recognized as a world leader in climbing and rescue hardware, Petzl has come forward to warn buyers about counterfit products they have discovered in the marketplace. The products are visually identical to the true Petzl products, however they fail prematurely when loaded. If you have purchased similar devices recently, then you should follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding inspection and assessment of the devices to ensure that what you have is an authentic Petzl product.
More information can be found at:
Hats off to Petzl for being proactive with equipment safety. It is an exceptional company that will publish warnings, recall notices, and keep their customers informed without someone telling them to do so.
If you vist their web site, be sure to check-out the wallpaper section - AMAZING PHOTOS!