Since mid-2020, EDELRID has been advised about individual TREEREX harnesses where the casing for the TL buckle had become loose or detached itself fully. The cause of the problem was tolerances in the plastic and the casing riveting combined with the exceptional loads associated with rope climbing technique/tree care.
However, the buckle's „three-way operation" means that any application risk could be excluded.
Read the complete statement from June 23, 2021
The technical retrofitting solution mentioned in this article is now available.
This solution is an additional component, a sleeve made of fiberglass reinforced polyamide, which is clicked over the buckle and thus ensures the buckle casing has additional fixing. The buckle's functionality is not affected by the sleeve.