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Monday, 27 June 2011

Recall Notice - Grigri2

Petzl has discovered that exerting excessive force on the fully extended handle of the GRIGRI 2 can cause internal damage, such that the GRIGRI 2 handle may become stuck in the open position.
When the handle is stuck in this position the assisted braking function is disabled. A damaged GRIGRI 2 in this configuration will function similarly to a manual belay device (e.g. tube style device).
A GRIGRI 2 with a damaged handle must be immediately retired from service.

Please check the first five digits of the serial number on your Grigri2 and if it is between 10326 and 11136 discontinue use and return to Petzl for replacement.


Full details of the recall and of how to return your Grigri2's are on the Lyon website - please return direct to Lyon and not via your local climbing shop.

Please note the original Grigri and Grigri2's with serial number 11137 onwards are NOT affected by this recall.