The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/0001/19

Product:  Climbing harness

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Brand: NTR / Ropes & Belts

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Injuries
The strength of the product is inadequate as the connections between the hip belt and leg loops as well as the connection between the hip bealt and the buckle can tear apart.
This can result in the climber falling from a significant height, leading to injury.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (since 21/04/2018 repealed by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation) and with the relevant European standard EN 12277.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  The product has been advertised and sold on Amazon as a climbing harness. Only the reference NTR / Ropes & Belts is legible on the label; the remaining information appears to be in Chinese characters.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany