Yesterday Petzl announced on their website that they are issuing a recall for the newly released GriGri 2 due to potential problems with the brake lever. Apparently there are circumstances where the handle can become damaged and then stuck in the open position which then disables the GriGri’s assisted breaking feature. Here’s what to look for on your GriGri 2 to see if you are affected by this recall as well as what you should do to get your GriGri 2 replaced:
If you have a GRIGRI 2 (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136, stop use immediately and contact Petzl America to initiate an exchange.
Contact Petzl America in one of two ways:
– By phone: 1 (800) 932-2978 (toll free)
– By email: [email protected]
Petzl will pay all shipping costs associated with this exchange
This news comes on the heels of an earlier post from Petzl regarding the possibility that the rope could become lodged behind the cam on the GriGri 2 and a handful of anecdotal reports I’ve been hearing about the GriGri 2 wearing out much faster than it’s predecessor. I’ve yet to have any real problems with mine, but it seems like there is more to come with regards to the GriGri 2.