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Counterfeit Petzls

Post by edfrank » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:40 pm

Warning regarding the presence of counterfeit versions of Petzl products - Update ... l-products

Download this information in spanish ... -02-11.pdf
16/02/2011 - More information on counterfeit Petzl products

Counterfeit Petzl products are not a new phenomenon.

Over the years, Petzl has discovered counterfeits or copies of several of its products:
- counterfeit headlamps with the Petzl logo, including headlamps from the TIKKA and MYO lines
- counterfeit copies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) without the Petzl logo, such as ASCENSION handled ascenders, the ASAP, etc.

February 2011: This is the first time Petzl discovered identical-looking counterfeit PPE products with the Petzl logo.

The four products we found do not meet our safety requirements and are potentially dangerous.

Counterfeit references are:

Click on image to see its original size CROLL ascender (B16)

Click on image to see its original size ATTACHE locking carabiner(M35 SL)

Click on image to see its original sizeASCENSION handled ascender (B17 R) –

Click on image to see its original sizeold, blue right-handed version RESCUE pulley (P50) – old version

To our knowledge, these are the only four Petzl products that we have found to be identical counterfeits. No other Petzl PPE products are concerned by identical counterfeits (with Petzl logo).

Attention :

* An end-user will not be able to tell the difference between these counterfeits and authentic Petzl products (see below for more information)
* They have serious quality, performance and safety problems.

For these reasons, Petzl decided to alert its end-users and begin legal action against the counterfeiters.

Counterfeit: How do you identify a genuine Petzl product? ... zl-product
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Following the discovery of counterfeit Petzl products we have developed a decision tree to help you identify the origin of your Petzl product and what to do next.

Download the decision tree: Is my Petzl product authentic? ... cation.pdf (553 kb pdf file)

Petzl News, le 02/28/2011 in Products news, tagged as Product information, information produit
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