6. Product Safety Advisory 12/15/1996
RECALL NOTICE ALL PMI DYNAMIC 8.8MM ROPE OWNERS PLEASE READ
We have recently confirmed that PMI Dynamic 8.8mm ropes manufactured between September 1995 and August 1996 may exhibit an undesirable characteristic under certain circumstances. The characteristic manifests itself as annoying kinking or bunching when the user is on rappel or lowering off. You may have a PMI 8.8mm and never experience this kinking problem since it depends on several circumstances occurring simultaneously. We have determined that the flowing factor, in conjunction, tend to create this situation:
Rope is used for a long, free rappel or lower
Climber weighs 150 lbs or more
Use of a rappel/belay device, which subjects the rope to sharp bends and high friction.
This problem is likely to occur when rappelling does not affect any other performance characteristics of the rope.
This recall only affects our 1996 8.8mm rope colors. Compare the color of your rope with the photos in our 1996 catalog or call us to determine if you own one of these ropes. If you still have the hangtag, we can easily determine if the rope you own in included in this recall.
If you suspect you have one of these ropes, please call us immediately about a replacement. Our number is 800 282-7673. We have corrected the problem and all ropes manufactured since mid-August 1996 are rappel friendly. We apologize for any inconvenience or difficulty you may have experienced.