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Links to RECALLED climbing equipment. 24-Aug-2012 At 7:58:48 PM freepete
Recall of EDELRID Klettersteig Sets

Not sure how relevant this will be in Oz but nonetheless:

Notice:  Recall of EDELRID Klettersteig Sets
On the 5th August, a fatal fall occurred on the Ottenalm-Klettersteig (difficulty C/D). A modern Klettersteig Set from the EDELRID company, (model Cable Lite - year of construction 2011) didn't withstand the burden of the fall -both load arms tore apart!

Michael Larcher was called in as expert by the public prosecutor's office Innsbruck. In close cooperation with the alpine police and the expert of the EDELRID company, the cause of the accident is now being intensively researched.All that can be said at present: An application mistakeby the 17-year old casualty (first supposition) can be excluded as well as the likelihood of safety limits.

Moreover, extensive tests with used sets of this construction (from other distribution places) so far indicate a hidden defect in the particular band construction of the elastic karabiner branches. Sets of this construction age especially quickly! This means that the shear/tear strength of the ribbons clearly already lies below the demanded normal values after relatively short use.

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