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Offline Inglesport

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Maillon Rapide safety warning
« on: April 08, 2021, 03:10:19 pm »
A request for inspection has been issued by Peguet the manufacturer of Maillon Rapides after a crack was found in a brand new, unused 8mm standard zinc plated type. Although these are not as popular for caving it might be worth checking your gear. You can read the full notice here https://www.peguet.com/actualites or here https://lyon.co.uk/images/recall_info/peguet_safety_notice.pdf
« Last Edit: April 08, 2021, 03:31:40 pm by Inglesport »

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Maillon Rapide safety warning
« on: April 08, 2021, 03:10:19 pm »
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Re: Maillon Rapide safety warning
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 09:53:28 pm »
This is becoming a major issue with Petzl; alerts/emergency inspections/design flaws. They need to raise their game as faith in the brand is waning very rapidly.

Thanks for the heads up, though.

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Re: Maillon Rapide safety warning
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 08:52:30 am »
What has Petzl got to do with maillon rapides?

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Re: Maillon Rapide safety warning
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 09:07:03 am »
The Petzl 7mm long openers on the Inglesport site are manufactured by Pegeut.


https://www.inglesport.com/product/petzl-p15-7mm-long-opening/

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Re: Maillon Rapide safety warning
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 09:11:25 am »
It would be interesting to find out more about this since the wording in the safety notice implies that this is a known manufacturing fault which would normally be weeded out by inspection.

It's also interesting to note that the crack is not on the curved end of the Maillon which is where you would expect the maximum cracking stress to be.
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Re: Maillon Rapide safety warning
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 09:18:29 am »
It depends if the crack is in the steel, or just the zinc (I guess).

Petzl just sell them on, along with many other companies.

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Re: Maillon Rapide safety warning
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 11:11:50 am »
Difficult to tell without looking at the real thing, but that looks like a brittle failure to me.  The zinc layer on a galvanized item will be VERY thin indeed, so the crack will be in the steel.  Could perhaps be some form of stress corrosion cracking that may be a potential side effect of the galvanization process (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350630708002549)

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Re: Maillon Rapide safety warning
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 11:26:50 am »
Am I right that this only affect the 8 mm galvanised ones, referred to in the safety announcement? (By this I mean we probably don't need to worry about the standard 7 mm long ungalvanised MRs?)

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Re: Maillon Rapide safety warning
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 08:41:54 pm »
Good point, my bad. Had always assumed (obviously ass/u/me) that it was P 'cos they're in their catalogue and that's who I/we buy them from. Soz.

 

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