Teufelberger Recalls Rescue Ropes and Throwlines Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
recalled static ropes and throwlines are mislabeled as being certified
Teufelberger has issued a recall of certain 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.
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.
No incidents or injuries have been reported in connection with this recall, to date.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ropes and throwlines and contact Teufelberger for a free replacement.
The recalled products were sold at CMC Rescue in Goleta, California, Extractor Sled in Escondido, California, Excalibur in Sandy, Utah, Liberty Mountain in Sandy, Utah, Rescue Technology in Carrollton, Georgia, Rock-n-Rescue in Butler, Pennsylvania, Tahoe Sports in South Lake Tahoe, California, and West Marine in Watsonville, California from January 2016 through September 2016 for between $140 and $1,800 each.
Consumers with additional questions about this recall can contact Teufelberger Fiber Rope at (844) 361-7041.