|May 17, 2012
Climbing Ropes Recalled by Porter Athletic Due to Fall Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Porter Athletic Climbing Ropes
Units: About 44
Distributor: Porter Athletic, a division of Litania Sports Group, Inc., of Champaign, Ill.
Hazard: The climbing rope can slip through the clamp that connects at the top, posing a fall hazard for climbers.
Incidents/Injuries: Porter has received three reports of the rope slipping through the clamp, including one that resulted in back and wrist injuries.
Description: This recall involves two models of Porter Athletic climbing ropes.Model number 00118 is a white soft dacron rope with vinyl boot end sold in 12', 16', 20' and 24' lengths. Model number 00119 is a white soft dacron rope with vinyl boot end and rubber knots every 12" sold in 12', 16', 20' and 24' lengths.
Sold at: Online at www.porterathletic.com, by telephone and direct sales through authorized Porter Athletic distributors nationwide from September 2009 through September 2011 for between $387 and $877.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled climbing ropes. Porter Athletic is repairing the recalled ropes at no cost. Shipping will be provided free of charge to the consumer. The firm is contacting customers directly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Porter Athletic toll-free at (888) 277-7778 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.porterathletic.com
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