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Safety alert - Fixe lower-offs
November 01, 2018, 10:03:27 am
A serious problem with Fixe lower-offs has been reported. The DAV (German Alpine Club) have reported a failure of parts of the chain on a lower-off installed at a climbing wall. Given the past history of similar failures, and the fact that Fixe cannot pin this down to an exact fault or batch, it must be assumed that any Fixe lower-offs containing chain links may be potentially dangerous.

Link to a google translation of the DAV notice: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/safety-alert-for-fixe-lower-offs