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Black Diamond Nylon Runner Safety Recall Notice

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of 18mm Nylon Runners 60cm/24in (Style Number 380060) and 18mm Nylon Runners 120cm/48in (Style Number 380061) because of a possibility that the Nylon Runner is not load-bearing and will fail under standard use. […]

Black Diamond Carabiner/Quickdraw Voluntary Product Recall

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners/quickdraws because of the possibility of defects in the gate that could cause the carabiner to fail or function incorrectly. This recall concerns carabiners/quickdraws with manufacturing codes between 4350 and 6018. The […]

New Petzl Products for 2016

If you haven’t already heard, Petzl has announced a suite of new products for 2016. As far as release dates go Petzl have indicated a European release schedule starting from March of this year, but keep in mind that it always takes time to get new products into Australasia. If you’d like to take a […]

Christmas Closure Times

We’re closing for the festive season from 12noon on the 24th of December, and will be re-opening for business on the 11th of January. We’d like to take this opportunity of wishing all of our clients a safe and happy holiday. 23 December 2015

Rigging with PowerCord

Small diameter, static kernmantle cords such as Sterling’s PowerCord offer some unique rigging advantages over conventional 11mm rope. PowerCord is 5.9mm in diameter & has a Technora core instead of more standard nylon, which doubles its strength compared to standard 6.0mm accessory cords. When rigged as either a ‘cordelette’ type multipoint focused anchor or as […]

CMC Rescue Equipment

Safety Access & Rescue is an official supplier of CMC Rescue equipment to Australasia. We have been adding some of this great gear to our website, but as of yet, have barely touched the tip of the iceberg. If you, like us, are a fan of CMC Rescue, please feel free to browse the attached […]

DMM Product Recall

DMM have issued a product recall. In a small percentage of DMM carabiners the interaction between the internal coil spring (which gives the gate its closing action) and the gate pusher (the component that holds the spring against the carabiner body) may cause the gate pusher to displace, potentially preventing the gate from closing or […]

Safety Access & Rescue February Newsletter

We’ve just released our latest newsletter. Included in this newsletter was a 20% discount on the newest carabiner available from SMC Gear, the Kinetic Twist Lock. If you’d also like to receive great offers like this, why not subscibe to our newletter by clicking on the link below. You can unsubscribe at anytime, or you […]

Official Response re Petzl ASAP Lock screw marks

There has been communications in the last 24 hours related to questions regarding the Petzl ASAP Lock: specifically the Locking Screw. Late in 2014, a screw on an ASAP Lock with a visible mark, which appeared to be a crack was reported to Petzl. Petzl’s investigation has concluded that the mark is superficial and the […]

Update on Petzl ZigZag and Zillon

On July 23rd 2014 Petzl issued an update on their previous information concerning the Petzl ZigZag and Zillon. Several ZigZags have been returned to Petzl with cracked friction chain links. The return rate is still below 2/1000 products sold, and there have been no reported accidents or incidents. However, it is a reminder to all […]