October 1, 2020 — Petzl America Inc. has recalled over 15,000 low-stretch kernmantle ropes because they may break due to a manufacturing error.
Back in July, Petzl asked customers to inspect their ropes after a customer reported 2 defective AXIS 11-mm ropes.
One of the defective ropes had a deep cut in a segment of the rope. Petzl said the other rope had a “2.1-meter scrap of rope taped to one end.” Petzl blamed the problem on their rope-cutting machines.
Two months later, Petzl issued a full recall for 14,850 ropes in the U.S. and 2,500 in Canada.
Petzl warned consumers that “the ropes may have a deep cut or tape securing two ends of rope together.”
No injuries were reported, but the recalled ropes can break while in use, posing a fall and injury hazard to the user.
The recall includes various models of Petzl ropes with serial numbers ranging between 18 C 0000000 000 and 20 H 0000000 000.
The models include: Axis 11-mm, Parallel 10.5-mm, Vector 12.5-mm, Segment 8-mm, Ray 12-mm, ASAP’AXIS 11-mm, Push 200 9-mm, Club 200 10-mm, Top 9.8-mm, Lead 9.8-mm, and the JAG Rescue Kit.
The ropes may be used for recreational sports, such as rock climbing, caving, or mountaineering. Professionals may also use these ropes for work-at-height, difficult access, rescue, and industrial applications.
They were sold at GME Supply, Karst Sports, and industrial and recreational stores nationwide, and online at www.gmesupply.com and www.Karstsports.com from March 2018 to July 2020 for $200-$1,200.
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