On July 12, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall of Scorpio and Absorbica Shock Absorbing Lanyards. The reason for the recall is because some lanyards are missing a safety stitch on the attachment loop, which can cause the lanyard to disconnect from the climbing harness, thus posing a fall hazard to consumers.
If these lanyards are found to be utilized at a worksite, consumers should immediately stop using them and contact Petzl America, Inc. for a free inspection and replacement of any non-conforming products.
The full recall information can be found by clicking here.
Cliff Gerbick is the Director of Safety for The Reserves Network, a provider of “Total Staffing Solutions” in the office, industrial, professional and technical markets. To contact Cliff, email firstname.lastname@example.org.