Ropeman 3 Recall Notice – Statement released by the manufacturer – 29th October 2012
For the safety of all of our customers we are issuing an immediate recall of the Wild Country Ropeman 3. If you own a Wild Country Ropeman 3 please read this notice carefully and follow the instructions “How to Return the Product”.
Reason for the recall:
The Ropeman III ascending device meets the requirements of EN567 (Mountaineering Equipment. Rope Clamps), however it has come to our attention that in certain circumstances, rather than locking on the rope as expected, the Ropeman III may slip when initially loaded.
This slippage is more likely to occur when the rope is under significant tension and the cam of the Ropeman III has not been specifically set in position on the rope by the user.
Once the cam has been properly located on the rope and the Ropeman 3 loaded without slippage the device will perform as expected. Never-the-less we recognize that there may well be scenarios particularly in difficult conditions such as poor weather, extreme fatigue or during the course of an accident where the Ropeman 3 may not in our opinion be fully relied upon to meet the reasonable expectations of the user.
Details of products affected:
Wild Country Ropeman 3 Blue / Red – 14ROPE3B, 14ROPE3R
Wild Country Ropeman 3 Red / Blue Synergy Lite Set – 14ROPE3BSET, 14ROPE3RSET
EAN Barcode 14ROPE3B = 5033286040458 / 14ROPE3R = 5033286040472
14ROPE3BSET = 5033286040465 / 14ROPE3RSET = 5033286040489
Batch Codes Affected : LAL, LBL, MMA, MMB, MMC, MMD, MME, MMF, MMG, MMH, M
The products marked with the batch codes listed above can be identified by their aluminium ridged cam. Following product modification future Ropeman 3 will have a stainless steel toothed cam.
The Ropeman 1 and Ropeman 2 are NOT affected by this recall.