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Sterling Rope Company Recalls Sewn Cords Due to Fall Hazard
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:31:08 PM »

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications
4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814,
1. Sterling Rope Company Recalls Sewn Cords Due to Fall Hazard
1. Recall Date: February 20, 2014
Recall Number: 14-108
Sterling Rope Company Recalls Sewn Cords Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Sewn cord edge restraints, sewn eyes and sewn loops.

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

Remedy:  Replace

Consumer Contact:  Sterling Rope Company at (800) 788-7673 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at<>. Click on the recall link on the homepage under the headline "Latest News."

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Recall Details

Units: About 9,200 in the U.S. and 480 in Canada

Description: This recall involves four models of Sterling Rope's sewn cords which include the 8mm Aztek (AZ) Sewn Bound Loop Prusik, Aztek (AZ) Elite 8mm Edge Restraint, 8mm PER Sewn Eye and the 8mm 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. Please see<> for a full list of lot numbers affected by this recall. All ropes except for the solid black products have a wrapping dotted line design around the rope. Specific recalled colors are listed next to each recalled product description.

8mm Bound Loop Prusiks

Product Number                  Description

SC080320116      8mm AZ Bound Loop Prusik Short Teal Green x 16"
SC080321116      8mm AZ BLP cord Short Tan x 16"
SC080320322      8mm AZ Sewn BLP Cord Long Purple x 22"
SC080320422      8mm AZ Sewn BLP Cord Long Black x 22"
SC080320622      8mm AZ Sewn BLP Cord Long Blue x 22"
SC080320716      8mm AZ Sewn BLP cord Short Orange x 16"
SC080320816      8mm AZ Sewn BLP cord Short Red x 16"
CUSTOMSC         8mm Tan Bound Loop Prusik by 24"
CUSTOMSC         8mm Blue Bound Loop Prusik by 30"

Aztek Elite 8mm Edge Restraints

Product Number                  Description

SC080NY04600   AZ Elite Tactical Edge Restraint x 50'
SC080NY06600   AZ Elite 8mm Edge Restraint Blue 50' Sewn End
SC080NY09600   AZ Elite 8mm Edge Restraint Yellow x 50'

8mm PER Sewn Eye

Product Number                  Description

PER0804407SE     8mm PER Black Safety Glo x 22ft with Sewn Eye
CUSTOMSC           8mm PER Black Safety Glo with Sewn Eye
CUSTOMSC           8mm PER Orange With Sewn Eye
CUSTOMSC           8mm PER Yellow With Sewn Eye

8mm Accessory Cord Sewn Eye

Product Number                  Description

CUSTOMSC         8mm Black Accessory Cord With Sewn Eye
CUSTOMSC         8mm Blue Accessory Cord With Sewn Eye
CUSTOMSC         8mm Yellow Accessory Cord With Sewn Eye

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: 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 dealer that will coordinate the free replacement for you.

Sold at: Authorized Sterling Rope dealers from January 2013 through January 2014 in the United States and Canada for about $8 to $312.

Manufacturer: Sterling Rope Company, Inc., of Biddeford, Maine

Manufactured in: USA
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