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

Alert number: A12/0003/19

Product:  Climbing harness

Name: Climbing Harness

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Brand: GHB

Type / number of model:  Model: SG-626

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The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (since 21/04/2018 repealed by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation) and with the relevant European standard EN 12277.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:  Type C climbing harness (sit harness). The harness comes in a bag with the imprint GHB. The product has been sold online (in particular via Amazon).

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Germany