UPDATED TO RECALL: Petzl Recalls Safety Ropes Due to Fall and Injury Hazard

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Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 21:00
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Consumer Product Safety Commission

Petzl has updated their previous recommended inspection Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes to a full recall after finding two critical defects in one rope.

Hazard: The rope can have a deep cut or tape securing two ends of rope together, which can cause the rope to fail, posing fall and injury hazards to the user.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ropes and inspect the rope for a deep cut or tape connecting two ends of rope together, and if either is found, contact Petzl America for instructions on receiving a free replacement rope.

Consumer Contact: Petzl America toll-free at 877-807-3805 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at [email protected], or online at www.petzl.com and select Professional or Sport then click on Customer Service/Security Alerts located at the top of the page for more information.

Recall date: September 30, 2020

Units: About 14,850 (In addition, about 2,500 were sold in Canada) 

The recalled low-stretch kernmantle ropes are designed for professional use, including work-at-height use, difficult access, technical rescue and industrial applications; and for recreational use, including climbing, caving and mountaineering.  The ropes have a nylon core and polyester sheath material.  Only ropes with serial numbers ranging between 18 C 0000000 000 and 20 H 0000000 000 are included in the recall.  The recalled rope models 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 recalled safety ropes have the model name and serial number on the label affixed to each end of the rope.  

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

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 through July 2020 for between $200 and $1,200.

Importer(s): Petzl America Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah   

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Sunday, October 4, 2020 to Monday, October 4, 2021