In randomized tests on the strength of T-Bone links, Kortel found a break at between 16 and 18KN. There is no immediate safety risk for solo use of T-Bone link harnesses/risers or even rescue/rescue risers. However, due to their non-compliance with the 24KN announced, Kortel are recalling and exchanging all T-Bone links sold as a stand-alone product or with the Kruyer III since October 2019.
After analysis, this is a production error in the manufacturing process of the T-Bones link, which is difficult to detect during routine checks. For simple identification, all T-Bone links with a blue safety bartack seam, the same colour as the protective fabric, are to be considered non-compliant. The next T-Bone links will be made with a different color bartack to identify them.