Petzl Safety Ropes Recall Due to Potential Rope Fail
Around 15,000 low-stretch kernmantle ropes sold in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled by Petzl America of Salt Lake City for potential rope fail caused by a deep cut or tape securing two ends of the rope together. This can put consumers at risk of falls and injury.
The low-stretch kernmantle ropes are made from a nylon core and polyester sheath material and designed for professional use. These ropes are often used for work-at-height, difficult access, technical rescue, and industrial applications. These are also used recreationally, including climbing, caving, and mountaineering.
The recall involves ropes with serial numbers from 18 C 0000000 000 to 20 H 0000000 000.
Rope models that were recalled include:
- Axis 11mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red, and orange) available in 150, 200, 600, and 1200 feet. Model Numbers R074AA00 – R074AA27.
- Parallel 10.5mm (white, yellow, black, blue, red, and orange), available in 50, 100, 200, and 500 meters. Model Numbers R077AA03 – R077AA28.
- Vector 12.5mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red, and orange) available in 150, 200, 600, and 1200 feet. Model Numbers R078AA00—R078AA27.
- Segment 8 mm (white) available in 50, 100 or 200 meters. Model Numbers R076AA00 – R076AA06.
- Ray 12 mm (yellow/black) available in 25, 50, 75, 100 and 200 feet. Model Numbers R091AA00 – R091AA04.
- ASAP’AXIS 11 mm (white) available 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 meters. Model numbers R074DA00 — R074DA05
- Push 200 9 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters. Model Numbers R40AW200 and R40AO200.
- Club 200 10 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters. Model Numbers R39AW200 and R39AO200.
- Top 9.8 mm (Not sold in North America)
- Lead 9.8mm (Not sold in North America)
- JAG Rescue Kit model numbers K090AA00-K090AA02
The model name and serial number are found on the label affixed to each end of the rope.
The ropes were manufactured in France and sold at GME Supply, Karst Sports, and at industrial and recreational stores nationwide, as well as online at www.gmesupply.com and www.Karstsports.com from March 2018 to July 2020. The ropes were sold for $200 to $1,200.
There were no injuries or incidents reported in relation to the rope use.
Consumers are advised to immediately cease using the recalled ropes. Consumers are instructed to inspect their ropes for a deep cut or tape connecting the two ends of the rope together. If either is found, contact Petzl America immediately for instructions on receiving a free replacement rope.
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