/ VF sets Recall

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balmybaldwin - on 26 Feb 2013
Saw this on the BMC Facebook page, and thought it should be on here too:

http://www.thebmc.co.uk/more-via-ferrata-sets-are-recalled

In reply to balmybaldwin: It's really interesting/worrying isn't it? I read the edelrid recall earlier - I don't remember anything quite like this before; in that it seems that an entire class of safety gear, regardless of manufacturer, isn't really safe. It would be a bit like if they said ALL cams don't work (well, fortunately enough of us have fallen off onto them to know that one isn't the case!).

Never done a VF, but always wanted to take my kids on one as it seemed an exciting but "safe" thing to do!
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Edelrid recall here - http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=5274

We are just following up the Mammut recall at the moment.

Alan
Mikkel - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to TobyA:

bit surprised by that statement about it seeming safe.
If you look at the length of wires between bolts on a lot of the VFs you can take some awfully big falls before anything stops you.

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