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

Alert number: A12/0398/19

Product:  Via ferrata set

Name: Energy absorber

Batch number / Barcode:  800940 / 8591804634611

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Protective equipment

Brand: Ocun

Type / number of model:  VF Torq2 Article 03983

Risk type: Injuries
The climbing protection device is not sufficiently resistant to loads.
The product could break during use, causing the climber to fall and suffer injuries.

The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and the relevant European standard EN 958.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description:  Via ferrata climbing protection device consisting of two carabiners, linked by a fastener (belt). The product is packed in a bag.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Luxembourg

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland, Slovenia