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.
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)
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.