Alert number: A12/0001/19
Category: Hobby/sports equipment
Product: Climbing harness
Brand: NTR / Ropes & Belts
Type / number of model: Unknown
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Risk type: Injuries
The strength of the product is inadequate as the connections between the hip belt and leg loops as well as the connection between the hip bealt and the buckle can tear apart.
This can result in the climber falling from a significant height, leading to injury.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (since 21/04/2018 repealed by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation) and with the relevant European standard EN 12277.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: The product has been advertised and sold on Amazon as a climbing harness. Only the reference NTR / Ropes & Belts is legible on the label; the remaining information appears to be in Chinese characters.
Country of origin: China
Alert submitted by: Germany
Risk level: Serious