This does not affect your right to an exchange or refund for faulty equipment.
The accessory ice axe double spring allows easy change over of tools and axes. Clip the connection point to your harness via the small carabiner and rotor, then attach your axes via the girth hitch attachment or small carabiner. The elasticity of the leash means you can keep the cord compact when stored and extended when in use. The rotor avoids twisting of the leash.