It has come to light while inpecting shackles in West Africa that several
copies of Crosby Shackles have been introduced to the marketplace. These
shackles are NOT up to the quality standards of RRC-271D and it is recommended
they be immediately removed from service.
The points to look for in deciding whether you have a Crosby Shackle or a
- On the face, (a) the Crosby Name should be embossed as per the Crosby
Logo, (b) The CE mark should appear along with (c) markings of the 45 degree
- On the rear of the shackle should appear 2 different groupings of IDs (3
for Belgium manufacture) providing full traceability of the shackle.
- The pin should also be stamped (d) on the head with a traceable ID number.