Alert: Killer Counterfeit Petzl ProductsRope Access USA
Rope Access USA has been notified that counterfeit Petzl products are currently being touted to companies/operators around the country. In recent years Europe has seen large numbers of fake Petzl products being illicitly produced and sold and these ‘products’ now appear to be arriving on US shores. The products in question are usually well below any acceptable standard and DO NOT conform to any applicable regulations.
Genuine Petzl products are tested by experts to explicit international standards, and are designed, tested, and manufactured by the company to the most stringent requirements in terms of quality. Fake or counterfeit goods can be extremely DANGEROUS to the user and should never be used.
The best way to ensure you’re getting the real thing is to purchase any Petzl goods through official distributors and authorized retailers. You can find a list of these here www.petzl.com/dealerlocator.
Although the opportunity to purchase a bundle of cheap gear might be tempting, it is not worth the risk!
You can also check out the following video from Petzl which shows their commitment to quality.