NOTICE TO INSPECT: 6-8mm Accessory Cord Spools

It has been brought to our attention that it is possible that a small number of Sterling accessory cord spools, from a recent time period, may contain a splice using transparent heat shrink which is not done according to our procedures. 

heat-shrink-accessory-cord-splice-flange-with-splices 

ITEMS THAT MAY BE AFFECTED: 

 4409xx   6mm, 7mm Accessory Cord
 4410xx  6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm Acc Cord
 A060PC0x100  5.9mm PowerCord (all colors) 100M
 A060PC0x200  5.9mm PowerCord (all colors) 200M
 A080320x100  8mm Prusik/Acc. Cord (all colors) 100M
 A080320x200  8mm Prusik/Acc. Cord (all colors) 200M
 AN600x0100  6mm Accessory Cord (all colors) 100M
 AN600x0200  6mm Accessory Cord (all colors) 200M
 AN700x0100  7mm Accessory Cord (all colors) 100M
 AN700x0200  7mm Accessory Cord (all colors) 200M
 AN800x0100  8mm Accessory Cord (all colors) 100M
 AN800x0200  8mm Accessory Cord (all colors) 200M
 AN900x0100  9mm Accessory Cord (all colors) 100M
 AN900x0200  9mm Accessory Cord (all colors) 200M
 PER0800x0183  8mm PER (all colors) 183M
 PER080RNR0183  8mm PER Neon Green 600' (183M)
 PER0800x0092  8mm PER (all colors) 92M

 

LOT NUMBERS THAT MAY BE AFFECTED:
(purchased 9/5/2019 - 12/22/2020)

1936  1937  1938  1939  1940  1941  1942  1943
 1944  1945  1946  1947  1948  1949  1950  1951
 1952  1953  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006

 

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As a result, if accessory cord is purchased off a spool at a retailer, you should always carefully inspect the cord as it is possible that it may contain a splice.

NOTE: a splice is not intended to hold any load, and the length of accessory cord with a splice should NEVER be used without removing the splice and separating the sections. 

Accordingly, we are asking you to check any accessory cord you may have purchased, by running your hand along the length of the cord while looking and feeling for a splice. Inspect any spools by unspooling the cord into a clean container while looking and feeling for a splice, as shown in the photo on page 1 of this notice. If a splice is found, please remove the splice and separate the sections of accessory cord so that the cord is not inadvertently used as a single piece. Please rest assured that any accessory cord contained on a spool with a splice, otherwise meets all specifications and is safe to use so long as the splice is removed and not loaded in your application

If you have any questions, or if you would like to return any accessory cord spool from the list above for a free replacement, please contact Sterling at 800.788.7673 or email customer service at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

 Download a PDF of the notice here.

 

 

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