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Article: New England Ropes Recalls Climbing Lines Due to Fall Hazard
According to Dan Birch NE Ropes market manager, from an email to me on 2008-08-18:

The problem was discovered while we were doing our periodic testing of our ropes. We had a rope fail falls, which prompted us to do additional testing. As we tested our line it was discovered that there was an issue with our 9.1mm Apogee, and our 9.5mm Pinnacle Blue. We traced the problem to a fiber, and contacted the fiber manufacturer. After discussions with that fiber supplier we decided to recall the products back to when we switched to that fiber.

Currently we are continuing testing, and our testing production lots as they are being made. We have switched from that fiber on those products.