Friday, February 16, 2018

SAFETY CHECK AIRBAG SYSTEM 3.0

Mammut has issued a notice to users of the 3.0 airbag system to check that the installation of the airbag in the backpack is correct.  The 3.0 system has a NEON ORANGE trigger handle and balloon.  The older 2.0 and 1.0 airbag systems (RED trigger handle and balloon) are not affected.



In some cases, incorrect installation of the airbag system in the pack may have caused significant bending of the deployment cable. This could have a negative effect on the functioning of the avalanche airbag after repeated deployment. If you identify the installation problem described in the instructions, please rectify it immediately in accordance with the following instructions (link)

*Note that the black plastic cable covering is cosmetic only, and it's normal for it to exhibit some cracking or peeling--this has no effect on the function of the airbag and is not a problem.


A sharp tug on the trigger cable will pull the cable out of the mesh airbag pocket causing it to align properly, eliminating the problem.  


Once the cable is pulled free, there is no residual damage and you can make sure it is functioning properly. Test for proper function using the Trigger Test Tool that came with the pack to conduct TWO training deployments.  If BOTH deployments result in an audible "CLICK", the airbag is functioning properly and can be used.   If the black plastic cable covering is cracked or peels, this is normal and has no effect on the functioning of the system.


The full notice including photo instructions and an FAQ is HERE (link).

If you are in any way unsure, please reach Mammut Customer Service for your country at the contact below:

USA & Canada 
email:  info@mammutusa.com
Phone: 800 451 5127

Europe
email:  eu.customerservice@mammut.com
Phone:  +49 8334 36 20 301

Switzerland
email:  customerservice@mammut.com
Phone:  +41 62 769 82 59


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