CPSC: Static ropes and throwlines
On 2017-01-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Static ropes and throwlines due to a potential Fall and Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2016 for about $140 to $1800.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Climbing Equipment category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The recalled static ropes and throwlines are mislabeled as being certified to specific voluntary NFPA safety standards and cannot be relied upon for any purpose, posing fall and injury hazards to users.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves CMC and New England Ropes brand 7.5 mm and 8 mm static ropes and throwlines used for rescue operations. The recalled rope models are the CMC Escape Line 5/16"/8mm (orange with yellow tracer), New England Ropes Aramid 7.5mm (tan with black tracer) and New England Ropes KM-III 5/16"/8mm (white with blue tracer). The recalled throwline model is New England Ropes NFPA (yellow with red tracer). Only ropes and throwlines with lot numbers that begin with 160101 through 1609915 are included in this recall. The model name and lot number is printed on the end band label on the rope and on the product's packaging. The ropes and throwlines were sold in lengths ranging from 150 to 2,400 feet.
These items were sold new+ at CMC Rescue in Goleta, Calif., Extractor Sled in Escondido, Calif., Excalibur in Sandy, Utah, Liberty Mountain in Sandy, Utah, Rescue Technology in Carrollton, Ga., Rock-n-Rescue in Butler, Pa., Tahoe Sports in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and West Marine in Watsonville, Calif. from January 2016 through September 2016 for between $140 and $1,800.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ropes and throwlines and contact Teufelberger for a free replacement.
Teufelberger Fiber Rope Corp. toll-free at 844-361-7041 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.teufelberger.com and click on the "Static Rope Safety Notice" link for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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