Recall alert: Petzl Low-Stretch Kernmantle ropes - SNEWS

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of approximately 15,000 Petzl ropes, sold between March 2018 through July 2020 at industrial and recreational stores nationwide and in Canada.

According to the recall, the ropes “can have a deep cut or tape securing the ropes together,” potentially leading to a break and fall or injury hazard.

Up-close shot of white and black climbing rope that appears damaged on dark wood table

The deep cut shown here is one indicator of the Petzl recall.

No accidents or injuries have been reported, but “consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ropes and inspect the rope for a deep cut or tape connecting two ends of rope together.” If either is found, contact Petzl America for a free replacement rope.

In July 2020, Petzl was made aware of a potential problem and posted a “request for inspection” on its website detailing the issue that a single customer discovered and reported.

A white and black climbing rope on a gray surface showing cut in the rope that exposes the inner threads

The taped end shown here is another indicator of the Petzl recall.

Details of the Petzl recall

  • Only ropes with serial numbers ranging between 18 C 0000000 000 and 20 H 0000000 000 are included in the recall.

Models included in the recall

  • Axis 11mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange) available in 150, 200, 600 and 1200 feet. Model Numbers R074AA00 – R074AA27.
  • Parallel 10.5mm (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange), available in 50, 100, 200 and 500 meters. Model Numbers R077AA03 – R077AA28.
  • Vector 12.5mm rope (white, yellow, black, blue, red and orange) available in 150, 200, 600 and 1200 feet. Model Numbers R078AA00—R078AA27.
  • Segment 8 mm (white) available in 50, 100 or 200 meters. Model Numbers R076AA00 – R076AA06.
  • Ray 12 mm (yellow/black) available in 25, 50, 75, 100 and 200 feet. Model Numbers R091AA00 – R091AA04.
  • ASAP’AXIS 11 mm (white) available 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 meters. Model numbers R074DA00 -- R074DA05
  • Push 200 9 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters. Model Numbers R40AW200 and R40AO200.
  • Club 200 10 mm (white, orange) available in 200 meters. Model Numbers R39AW200 and R39AO200.
  • Top 9.8 mm (Not sold in North America)
  • Lead 9.8mm (Not sold in North America)
  • JAG Rescue Kit model numbers K090AA00-K090AA02
A Petzl product tag with codes and numbers

The recalled Petzl ropes have a label like this one.

Contact Petzl USA with questions: 1 (801) 926-1500

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