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Teufelberger Recalls Rescue Ropes and Throwlines Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

  • Recalled CMC Escape Line 8 mm
  • Recalled New England Rope Aramid 7.5 mm
  • Recalled New England Rope KM-III 8 mm
  • Recalled New England Rope NFPA throwline
  • Lot number on package
  • Lot number on rope tag
Name of Product:
Static ropes and throwlines

The recalled static ropes and throwlines are mislabeled as being certified to specific voluntary NFPA safety standards and cannot be relied upon for any purpose, posing fall and injury hazards to users.

Recall Date:
January 31, 2017
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Consumer Contact

Teufelberger Fiber Rope Corp. toll-free at 844-361-7041 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on the “Static Rope Safety Notice” link for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves CMC and New England Ropes brand 7.5 mm and 8 mm static ropes and throwlines used for rescue operations.  The recalled rope models are the CMC Escape Line 5/16”/8mm (orange with yellow tracer), New England Ropes Aramid 7.5mm (tan with black tracer) and New England Ropes KM-III 5/16”/8mm (white with blue tracer). The recalled throwline model is New England Ropes NFPA (yellow with red tracer). Only ropes and throwlines with lot numbers that begin with 160101 through 1609915 are included in this recall. The model name and lot number is printed on the end band label on the rope and on the product’s packaging. The ropes and throwlines were sold in lengths ranging from 150 to 2,400 feet.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ropes and throwlines and contact Teufelberger for a free replacement.


None reported

Sold At

CMC Rescue in Goleta, Calif., Extractor Sled in Escondido, Calif., Excalibur in Sandy, Utah, Liberty Mountain in Sandy, Utah, Rescue Technology in Carrollton, Ga., Rock-n-Rescue in Butler, Pa., Tahoe Sports in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and West Marine in Watsonville, Calif. from January 2016 through September 2016 for between $140 and $1,800.  


TEUFELBERGER Fiber Rope Corp., of Fall River, Mass.

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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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