ASAP LOCK before test with multiple cuts to simulate cracks
ASAP LOCK prototype after dynamic test
As an immediate measure of precaution, technical modifications will be implemented on the manufacturing process of the ASAP LOCK:
Petzl is committed to continuously improve its products to serve the communities with high quality tools and continue to earn the trust of its customers. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this issue may create. We commit to do our best to solve quickly this problem.
While this has been proven not to be an immediate safety issue, Dynamic Rescue suggests that you continue to inspect your gear periodically and before use. This is best practice for all gear and especially important for life-safety equipment. We will be contacting any customer who has bought an ASAP Lock from us in the past but if you should notice any cracking of your ASAP lock, please let us know and we will assist with the replacement process.
The "Freakin' Beacon"
User feedback was the driving force behind this design, Koehler BrightStar tells us, and it was important to have a product that was lightweight, durable and bright.
Weighing in at just 97 grams (yes, that includes 2x AAA batteries) and less than 7cm long, this unit is amazingly powerful for its small size.
During the current COVID-19 crisis, many of you have sent us questions on how to disinfect your equipment. Here are the basics that you need to know.