During our regular series control, we noticed that a few SALSA rescue systems had a 4 mm rubber line installed
on the inner container instead of a 3 mm rubber line. The strength of the rubber line and the associated elasticity determine how high the force must be to open the inner container through free fall and thus release the rescue chute into the airspace.
During the review of this drop test with a 4 mm rubber line, all rescue chutes were properly released and opened as planned. When checking this drop test with a 4 mm rubber line, all rescue devices were properly released and opened as planned. Nevertheless, we noticed an increased friction of the 4mm rubber line, so we decided to report it.
We recommend to check the thickness of the rubber cord on all SALSA inner containers of size 90, 110 and 135 and to convert the affected inner containers with a 3 mm rubber line. If your inner container is affected, please contact your skywalk dealer or skywalk directly.
For exchange, please note the following graphic
The inner container only needs to be checked if the original 4-leaf container is still used.