|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|July 1, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Manufacturer: MarineTech Products Inc., of White Bear Lake, Minn.
Hazard: The recalled rope cutters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the rope cutters overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The recalled tabletop rope cutters are used for cutting and cauterizing rope. This recall includes MarineTech part number 75-7070 and West Marine part number 559419. The Marine Tech part number is located on the side of the rope cutter. "Panther" is printed on the rope cutter.
Sold at: West Marine stores nationwide from December 2006 through April 2009 for about $100.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the rope cutters and contact MarineTech to receive a free replacement rope cutter. MarineTech is directly contacting purchasers of this product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MarineTech at (800) 634-7838 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.marinetech.info