Various Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes recalled due to possible fall hazard

Starting date:
September 30, 2020
Posting date:
September 30, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-74059

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Various Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes.
  • Issue: The ropes may have a deep cut or tape securing two ends of rope together. Affected ropes may fail while in use, posing a fall and injury hazard to the user.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the ropes and inspect the rope according to the inspection procedure found on the Petzl website.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Petzl America, Inc.

Affected products

Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes

Product description

This recall involves low-stretch kernmantle ropes designed for recreational use, including climbing, caving and mountaineering, as well as professional use products used for work-at-height, difficult access, technical rescue, and industrial applications. The ropes have a nylon core and polyester sheath material.

The affected products have serial numbers between 18 C 0000000 000 and 20 H 0000000 000.

The model name and serial number can be found on the label affixed to each end of the rope.

This recall involves the following Petzl recreational-use rope models:
Model Name Rope Diameter (mm)
Segment 8
Club 200 10
Push 200 9
This recall involves the following Petzl professional-use rope models:
Model Name Rope Diameter (mm)
Axis 11
Parallel 10.5
Vector 12.5
Ray 12
ASAP’ AXIS 11
JAG Rescue Kit --

 

Hazard identified

The ropes may have a deep cut or tape securing two ends of rope together. Affected ropes may fail while in use, posing a fall and injury hazard to the user.

As of September 19, 2020, the company has received two reports of product defects in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received no reports of product defects, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

The company reported that 2540 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 14,850 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from March 2018 to June 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in France

Companies

Distributor
Petzl America, Inc.
Salt Lake City
Utah
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Petzl Distribution SAS
Crolles
FRANCE

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the ropes and inspect the rope according to the inspection procedure found on the Petzl website.

For more information, consumers may contact Petzl America, Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1 877-807-3805 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, by email or on the company's website.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.