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Safety Warning: Glue-In Anchors!


by Editor

June 04, 2001

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The HILTI and PETZL companies jointly inform you that, following a comprehensive test program, the manufacturer HILTI wishes to state a possible risk associated with the use of the soft plastic glue capsules sold for use with the PETZL BAT'INOX and COLLINOX glue-in anchors, reference HVU M12*110 / P41 and HVU M10*90 / P56.

Placement on climbs, in natural rock, is traditionally done by hand, thus requiring a different technique to that normally employed for threaded rods.

The technical concern is that during hand mixing, the interior tube of hardener in the flexible capsule may fold to the base of the exterior envelope and that the mixture does not occur correctly. In this very unlikely (but possible) case, proper curing of the glue may not occur.

HILTI and PETZL are recalling all unused glue capsules currently on the market.

Please return them to the dealer where they were purchased. Visit for more information.

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