A defect has been detected on NEWTON harnesses produced by PETZL.
Please find below the producer’s instructions regarding their request for inspection:
During a periodic inspection on a NEWTON harness, improperly positioned safety stitching was found on one of the loops of the sternal attachment point. As a precautionary measure, Petzl is asking all of its customers to inspect the safety stitching on the loops of the sternal attachment point on all NEWTON
The products affected by this request for inspection are the NEWTON C73*** type harnesses with serial numbers below 11365***.
More information at: http://www.petzl.com/en/pro/harnesses/newton-harness-request-inspection
Please note that the CERN holds hundreds of harnesses of this kind. The HSE Unit is therefore calling for the inspection of all these items. To have your harnesses checked, you are invited to contact your respective DOSs/GLIMOS or other persons in charge of EPI verification in your department.