Concerning all Oxygen 2 and Oxygen 2+ harnesses.
It has been reported that during a static deployment there were difficulties removing the handle from the Velcro attachment, making it impossible to deploy the reserve successfully.
An issue with the reserve pod on the Ozium 2 requires action on the part of Ozium 2 harness owners. If you own an Ozium 2 please read this safety notice.
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Attn: All Exoceat Owners
Please read the information at this page, regarding the Exoceat harness.
This Safety Notice affects All Original Ozium Harnesses (not the new Ozium 2)
We have had reported a case of failure during a simulated tyrolean deployment. The pins on the reserve deployment handles of all original Ozium harnesses may have been damaged during production. The damage, if present, may result in the pin breaking during deployment causing the reserve compartment to remain closed even if the handle is released. As the breakage is in an area hidden from view we are replacing all reserve handles as a precautionary measure.
Action required: Mandatory Replacement of Reserve Handle
The reserve deployment handles on all Original Ozium harnesses should be replaced before next use. Please contact the dealer who sold you your Ozium harness to request a replacement handle. Replacement (GOOD) handles are clearly marked with blue bartacks. If your reserve handle has the blue bartacks, it has been replaced and is ok to fly. If the reserve handle does not, then it must be replaced. Please see photos at right.
The manufacturer of the Cobra buckle used on certain Ozone harnesses has released a safety notice for this buckle. AustriAlpin states that this issue affects a fraction of a percent of buckles produced, approximately 1 buckle in 2 million. Please inspect your Ozone harness in accordance with the pdf guide here (EN) or (DE).
If you see the issue described in the pdf then do not use your harness. Please take a photo of the buckle, note your harness serial number, and contact your Ozone dealer immediately.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
Concerning all Forza harnesses manufactured in 2015 with the serial numbers:
There have been several reported cases of a reserve loop failure on the Forza harness. In all cases, one of the loops holding the reserve pin failed completely. Due to the double pin design this should not pose an immediate risk of accidental deployment but it is strongly recommended that your loops are properly checked by your Ozone dealer or a qualified professional before attempting to fly the harness again.
Over the past few years, a lack of clarity and the spread of misinformation have caused German pilots to be misled about the facts of the LTF. As we know, the LTF paraglider certification adds nothing to the safety of the wing, while adding needless red tape and potentially increasing the cost to the pilot.
The German Ministry has now confirmed that German pilots do not need to fly wings which have LTF certification, as long as the wing does have a recognised certification issued by any other official organisation from a country within the EU.
As a result of the German Transport Ministry’s review, wings like the Mojo 5 and Atom 3, which have been tested to the normal EN standards and recognized by the French authorities, are valid for sale and use by German pilots and for use in German schools. The new Mojo 5 and Atom 3 are the best wings we have ever made in these classes and we are happy that German pilots and schools can use them as easily as the rest of the pilots in Europe.