Petzl have discovered that exerting excessive force on the fully extended handle of the GRIGRI 2 can damage it, causing the handle to become stuck in the open position.
Petzl are not aware of any accidents resulting from this. They have increased the mechanical strength of the handle on all GRIGRI 2’s since serial no. 11137.
The original Grigri is not affected.
Grigri 2’s should be returned for replacement.