Precautionary recall of older Snowpulse cartridges

The Snowpulse cartridges for the “Inflation System 1.0” have a defective pressure gauge and must be replaced. Cartridges from the current 2011/12 winter season as well as all Mammut airbag products are not affected by this recall. On July 1, 2011, Mammut Sports Group AG acquired the Swiss avalanche airbag specialists Snowpulse AG. In the meantime, that company’s production and quality processes have been analyzed and brought up to the level of Mammut’s own quality standards. In the process, it was found that the measures Snowpulse AG had previously taken to assure quality with respect to this problem did not meet Mammut’s high standards. The Snowpulse cartridges (also called cylinders) are equipped with a pressure gauge, also known as a manometer. For some Snowpulse cartridges, after a certain amount of time a critical defect can appear. In these cartridges, this pressure gauge has developed a leak over time that leads to a drop in air pressure and sometimes to all the air escaping. This can mean that the airbag blows up only insufficiently or not at all. To completely rule out the possibility of this risk occurring, Mammut Sports Group AG has decided to immediately recall and replace all Snowpulse cartridges that were sold of the first generation (Inflation System 1.0). Information Mammut Sports Group AG has set up a special help desk for the Snowpulse cartridge recall program. E-mail: Telephone: +41 62 769 81 82 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to noon / 1:30 – 5 p.m. CET) Telephone in USA: 1-800-451-5127 / (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) Telephone in Canada: 1-250-344-5060 (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) Addresses of various service centers: Switzerland Mammut Sports Group AG Birren 5 CH-5703 Seon European countries Mammut Sports Group GmbH Customer Service Mammut-Basecamp 1 D-87787 Wolfertschwenden USA Mammut Sports Group Inc. 458 Hurricane Lane, Suite 111 Williston US – VT 05495 Contact the US office to get a UPS calltag before you send it back. Canada Mountain Sports Distribution #101 – 806 9th St N Golden, BC, V0A 1H2 Contact Mountain Sports Distribution for an electronic return shipping label before you send it back. Other countries Bring the cartridge to the place where you purchased it. Dealer directory at: Furthermore, you can find complete information about this precautionary recall of the Snowpulse cartridges on the website Which cartridges are affected by the recall? All Snowpulse cartridges of the first generation, compatible with Inflation System 1.0, 207 and 300 bar. How can I tell which cartridges are actually affected by the recall? All cartridges whose valve looks like the one in the illustration and whose pressure gauge has not yet been replaced. The new Snowpulse cartridges for Inflation System 2.0 as well as cartridges from the Mammut Ride Airbag R.A.S. are not affected by the recall. Downloads: Français Formulaire de retour des cartouches Snowpulse FAQ / Questions fréquentes Instructions relatives au rappel des cartouches Snowpulse Rappel par mesure de précaution d’anciennes cartouches Snowpulse English Return form for the Snowpulse cartridge Frequently asked questions Instructions concerning the Snowpulse cartridge recall program Precautionary recall of older Snowpulse cartridges Deutsch Rücksendungsformular Snowpulse Kartuschen FAQ / Häufig gestellte Fragen Instruktionen zum Snowpulse Kartuschen Rückruf Vorsorglicher Rückruf von älteren Snowpulse-Kartuschen Italian Modulo di restituzione bombole Snowpulse FAQ / Domande frequenti Istruzioni per il richiamo delle bombole Snowpulse Richiamo preventivo di bombole Snowpulse vecchie Norvegian Returskjema for Snowpulse-patroner FAQ / Ofte stilte spørsmål Instruksjoner for tilbakekalling av Snowpulse-patroner Forebyggende tilbakekalling av eldre Snowpulse-patroner