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Tabletop Rope Cutters Recalled by MarineTech Products Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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Recall Date:
July 01, 2009

Recall Details

July 1, 2009
Alert #09-747


The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Tabletop Rope Cutters

Units: About 450

Manufacturer: MarineTech Products Inc., of White Bear Lake, Minn.

Hazard: The recalled rope cutters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the rope cutters overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled tabletop rope cutters are used for cutting and cauterizing rope. This recall includes MarineTech part number 75-7070 and West Marine part number 559419. The Marine Tech part number is located on the side of the rope cutter. "Panther" is printed on the rope cutter.

Sold at: West Marine stores nationwide from December 2006 through April 2009 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the rope cutters and contact MarineTech to receive a free replacement rope cutter. MarineTech is directly contacting purchasers of this product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MarineTech at (800) 634-7838 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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