/ Via ferrata kit
Yes there are ones you should certainly avoid, there was a major recall of products a couple of years ago, a full list of these can be found on the net (I'm on a phone right now so I can't link you). This should only be a problem if buying 2nd hand.
This page has links to four manufacturer lists ...
As Bstar said, buying new shouldn't be a problem. If you're buying second hand, check the manufacturer's website for recall notices before you pay.
Ive got an unused Mammut (non recalled) VF kit thats for sale. Boxed and still with tags. Let me know via my profile if ur interested and ill mail you details. ( your profile wont allow me to send it to you directly).
'All rope friction systems were recalled' I am not sure about this, it was my understanding that it was the elasticated lanyards that where the problem.
> 'All rope friction systems were recalled' I am not sure about this, it was my understanding that it was the elasticated lanyards that where the problem.
That was the original problem identified last year, the rope brake recall (Second link in my previous post) is a separate issue brought up this February.
Some rope friction systems are recalled. I have a Kong system with both an elasticated lanyard and a rope friction plate, and it has not been subject to either recall.
I have a Petzl Zyper friction system and this is not currently being recalled. (Although you can be sure I'll be checking it before I use it again!)
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