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Climbing Ropes Recalled- Fall Hazard

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Ruben Tyler Kendrick5 years ago

Porter Athletic recently recalled about 44 climbing ropes due to a faulty clamp. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the climbing rope can slip through the clamp, posing a fall hazard to climbers.

Wrist and Back Injuries Reported

There have been three reports of the climbing ropes failing, with one resulting in wrist and back injuries. The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using these climbing ropes. Porter Athletic is repairing the recalled ropes at no cost and will provide free shipping for consumers.

Description of the Recalled Climbing Ropes

  • Two models of climbing ropes were recalled.
  • Model number 00118 is a white soft Dacron rope with a vinyl boot end and is sold in 12’, 16’, 20’ and 24’ lengths.
  • Model number 00119 is a white soft Dacron rope with a vinyl boot end and rubber knots every 12”and is sold in 12’, 16’, 20’, and 24’ lengths.
  • These ropes were sold from September 2009 through September 2011 online at, by telephone, and directly from authorized Porter Athletic distributors nationwide.
  • These ropes cost between $387 and $877.
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