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.
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 www.teufelberger.com and click on the “Static Rope Safety Notice” link for more information.
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.
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