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OZIUM HARNESS: SAFETY NOTICE

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.

For any questions regarding the replacement of the handle, please contact your local Ozone Dealer or Contact us directly.

AustriAlpin Buckles

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.

Forza Harness Reserve Loops SAFETY NOTICE

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

Concerning all Forza harnesses manufactured in 2015 with the serial numbers:

Forza-(size)-Q-31A-(???)
to
Forza-(size)-Q-49E-(???)

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.

Please check the safety notice webpage or download the Forza Safety Notice PDF for the proper check procedure.

Important Note Regarding the LTF in Germany

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.