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Recall - Various Sterling Rope Sewn Cords Products

Web posted on February 24, 2014

This recall involves three models of Sterling Rope's sewn cords which include the 8 mm Aztek (AZ) Sewn Bound Loop Prusik, Aztek (AZ) Elite 8 mm Edge Restraint and the 8 mm 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.

The following products are included in this recall in Canada:
Part NumberDescriptionUPC
SC0803203228 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Long Purple x 56 cm (22 inches)84660401927
SC0803204228 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Long Black x 56 cm (22 inches)84660401928
SC0803206228 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Long Blue x 56 cm (22 inches) 84660401929
SC0803207168 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Short Orange x 41 cm (16 inches)84660401924
SC0803208168 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Short Red x 41 cm (16 inches)84660401925
SC0803201168 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Short Teal Green x 41 cm (16 inches)84660402733
SC0803211168 mm AZ Sewn Bound Loop Prusik Cord Short Tan x 41 cm (16 inches)84660401926
SC080NY04600Aztek Elite Tactical Edge Restraint x 15.24 m (50 feet) 84660402072
SC080NY06600Aztek Elite 8 mm Edge Restraint 15.24 m (50 feet) Sewn End84660402275
SC080NY09600Aztek Elite 8 mm Edge Restraint Yellow x 15.24 m (50 feet)84660401154
CUSTOM8 mm Accessory Cord Black x 31 m with Sewn Eye846604025922
CUSTOM8 mm Accessory Cord x 28 m with Sewn Eye846604025922
CUSTOM8 mm Accessory Cord x 48 m with Sewn Eye846604025922
CUSTOM8 mm Accessory Cord x 20 m with Sewn Eye846604025922
CUSTOM8 mm Accessory Cord Yellow x 80 m with Sewn Eye846604025922
CUSTOM8 mm Accessory Cord Yellow x 23 m with Sewn Eye846604025922
CUSTOM8 mm Accessory Cord Yellow x 22 m846604025922
CUSTOM8 mm Accessory Cord Blue 152 m with Sewn Eye846604025922

Sewn cords break at a lower weight than published weight values, posing a fall hazard. 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 Rope dealer that will coordinate the free replacement for you.

Neither Health Canada nor Sterling Rope Company has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

The affected products were manufactured in the United States and distributed through Sterling Rope Company, Biddeford, Maine.

The recalled products were sold from January 2013 through January 2014 in Canada and the United States. Approximately 480 of these recalled products were sold in Canada and approximately 9,200 in the United States at authorized Sterling Rope dealers.

For more information, consumers may contact Sterling Rope Company by telephone at 1-800-788-7673 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the Sterling Rope's website and click on the recall link on the homepage under the headline "Latest News."

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.


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