Warning – Counterfeit versions of Petzl products.

Security advice – Warning regarding the presence of counterfeit versions of Petzl products.

Petzl has recently discovered Chinese counterfeit versions of the following products:

These counterfeit products have serious defects that affect their performance and strength.

There is a significant risk that these counterfeit products could open or otherwise fail at low loads and under normal use:

These counterfeit products do not meet UIAA or CE safety standards.
These counterfeit products do not meet Petzl safety and quality requirements.

It will be very difficult for you to identify these fakes:

They have been reproduced in a way that makes them very difficult to identify. The following features have been reproduced nearly identically:
Petzl logo
Product markings
Batch number
Instructions for use (down to the most minor details)
Only an in-depth analysis allows us to identify these counterfeit products, due to minor differences in the tools used to produce them.

What can you do?

Only purchase from an authorized Petzl retailer to be sure that you are purchasing a genuine Petzl product.
If you have any doubt as to the authenticity of Petzl products, please help us and contact the Petzl distributor in your country.
For a list of Petzl retailers, please visit:
The Professional Products Dealer Locator
The Sport Products Dealer Locator
Petzl distributors are currently in the process of cross-referencing and updatingtheir Dealer Locator, but if you happen to notice your business or location is not listed, please contact the Petzl distributor of your country.

Petzl is working hard to stop these counterfeits, which put users’ lives at risk, from reaching the market.

More info on the petzl website: http://petzl.com/en/outdoor/news-1/2011/02/12/warning-regarding-presence-counterfeit-versions-petzl-products