|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 617-9038
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Maxim Apogee and Maxim Pinnacle Dynamic Climbing Lines/Ropes
Units: About 530
Manufacturer: New England Ropes, of Fall River, Mass.
Hazard: The climbing lines can break, posing a serious fall hazard for climbers.
Description: Two types of climbing ropes have been included in this recall, the Maxim Apogee 9.1mm and Maxim Pinnacle 9.5mm. The Maxim Apogee 9.1mm is a 48 carrier climbing rope. The colors are yellow and black, and red and yellow. The model numbers are 3411-91 and 3415-91, with date codes 060801 thru 080601. The UPC codes are: 75396312299, 75396312298, 75396312301, and 75396312300. The Maxim Pinnacle 9.5mm is a blue 48 carrier climbing rope. The Model number is 3403-95, with date codes 070201 thru 080601. The UPC codes are 75396312292 and 75396312293. The date codes and the UPC codes are on the original packaging.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide from August 2006 through June 2008 for between $180 and $262.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dynamic climbing lines and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact New England Ropes toll-free at (866) 617-9038 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.neropes.com
9.1 mm Apogee - Yellow
9.1 mm Apogee Fire - Red
9.5 mm Pinnacle - Blue
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