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#38736 - 07/30/08 03:44 PM Rope Recall - New England / Maxim
ShakesALot Offline
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#38743 - 07/30/08 07:05 PM Re: Rope Recall - New England / Maxim [Re: ShakesALot]
chip Offline
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Yikes! First rope recall I can remember. I quess that's a good thing.

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#38744 - 07/30/08 07:19 PM Re: Rope Recall - New England / Maxim [Re: ShakesALot]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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How does CPSC get involved in ropes? I can't believe they routinely test, say, 100 ropes in a UIAA drop rig. The notice says the rope may not hold 5 falls. So, they hold, what, maybe 4 UIAA falls? Again, how would CPSC know?

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#38746 - 07/30/08 08:18 PM Re: Rope Recall - New England / Maxim [Re: Mike Rawdon]
chip Offline
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I think these things almost always start with a consumer complaint, usually when the consumer doesn't feel the company is respecting and taking care of the concern. I haven't heard of any ropes breaking, but the complaint might easily have been about excessively rapid wear or sheath issues whch then lead to an investigation.

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