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Fixe Snow Anchors Recall

Fixe Snow AnchorsFixe has recalled their snow pickets plus two models of snow flukes. Fixe is a Spanish company, mostly known on this side of the Atlantic for bolting hardware. We don't know if these products are even distributed in the U.S., but we're posting this just in case and for our international mountaineering friends.

Full Fixe recall accouncement is here.


Fixe's announcement text:

"We would like to inform you a production defect we’ve detected on a particular batch of snow anchors and snow pickets, which can affect to the security of these products. For this reason we’ve decided to remove of the market the products with following references and batch number:

- Snow anchor Fixe ref. 020 Batch nº: 01/10

- Snow anchor Fixe ref. 021 Batch nº: 06/10

- Snow picket Fixe ref. 430 Batch nº 12/10 and 01/11


For the snow anchors you can find the batch number on right top part and for the snow picket you will find on the interior part where there are the rest of the technical Information.


If you have in your stocks some of the indicated references, belonging to indicated batch numbers please take contact with us to proceed recovering and to replacing these products .


Also we would appreciate if you can contact with your customers which have bought some of these products to replace them.


At the same time we are going to publish an announcement in Fixe and in UIAA web site and in the specific means of communication, to inform to everybody that can be affected, and to remove the whole of the defective material.


We would like to transmit you our sincerely apologizes for the inconveniences this problem will cause you and our predisposition to resolve this problem as soon as possible."


Posted by

Alex Kosseff

on 3/16/11


I’m so glad I came across this. I just ordered one online. I’ll send it back as soon as I get it. Thanks.

By Tyler Olsen on 03/19/2011 at 12:07 PM

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