Sterling Rope Company recalls Sewn Cords

Starting date:
February 20, 2014
Posting date:
February 20, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-38011

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Sterling Rope Company

Affected products

Sewn cord edge restraints, sewn eyes and sewn loops

Product description

This recall involves three models of Sterling Rope's sewn cords which include the 8 mm Aztek (AZ) Sewn Bound Loop Prusik, Aztek (AZ) Elite 8 mm Edge Restraint and the 8 mm Accessory Cord Sewn Eye.

Sterling Rope products have the production lot number in two places. The product number and lot number are printed on the barcode label attached to the Care, Use and Retirement document, which comes with every product. The lot number is also printed on the shrink tube label on the sewn portion of the Prusik, edge restraint or sewn eye.

The following products are included in this recall in Canada:
Part Number Description UPC
SC080320322 8 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Long Purple x 56 cm (22 inches) 84660401927
SC080320422 8 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Long Black x 56 cm (22 inches) 84660401928
SC080320622 8 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Long Blue x 56 cm (22 inches) 84660401929
SC080320716 8 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Short Orange x 41 cm (16 inches) 84660401924
SC080320816 8 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Short Red x 41 cm (16 inches) 84660401925
SC080320116 8 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Short Teal Green x 41 cm (16 inches) 84660402733
SC080321116 8 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Short Tan x 41 cm (16 inches) 84660401926
SC080NY04600 Aztek Elite Tactical Edge Restraint x 15.24 m (50 feet) 84660402072
SC080NY06600 Aztek Elite 8 mm Edge Restraint 15.24 m (50 feet) Sewn End 84660402275
SC080NY09600 Aztek Elite 8 mm Edge Restraint Yellow x 15.24 m (50 feet) 84660401154
CUSTOM 8 mm Accessory Cord Black x 31 m with Sewn Eye 846604025922
CUSTOM 8 mm Accessory Cord x 28 m with Sewn Eye 846604025922
CUSTOM 8 mm Accessory Cord x 48 m with Sewn Eye 846604025922
CUSTOM 8 mm Accessory Cord x 20 m with Sewn Eye 846604025922
CUSTOM 8 mm Accessory Cord Yellow x 80 m with Sewn Eye 846604025922
CUSTOM 8 mm Accessory Cord Yellow x 23 m with Sewn Eye 846604025922
CUSTOM 8 mm Accessory Cord Yellow x 22 m 846604025922
CUSTOM 8 mm Accessory Cord Blue 152 m with Sewn Eye 846604025922

 

Hazard identified

Sewn cords break at a lower weight than published weight values, posing a fall hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Sterling Rope Company has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 480 of these recalled products were sold in Canada and approximately 9,200 in the United States at authorized Sterling Rope dealers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2013 through January 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Distributor
Sterling Rope Company
Biddeford
Maine
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should discontinue use of the product and contact Sterling Rope for a free replacement.  The item may also be returned to an authorized Sterling Rope dealer that will coordinate the free replacement for you.

For more information, consumers may contact Sterling Rope Company by telephone at 1-800-788-7673 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the Sterling Rope's website and click on the recall link on the homepage under the headline “Latest News.”

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.