Yak throw lines may have rope fault - simple to check

Safety equipment manufacturer, Crewsaver, has identified a potential safety issue with a small number of its Yak THROW LINES sold between May 2009 and September 2009.

(Three possible product codes: 6222-15, 6222-20, 6222-25)

What is the fault?
The safety issue is caused by the joining of rope used within the line. This means when weight is applied to the line, it may separate. The Line should NOT have any joins in it.

How to identify a fault
Feed the throw line through your hands slowly looking for a join, this can be easily felt as a rough bur.

If you are unsure, or require more information please contact Yak Customer Service team, tel: 02392 528621, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm.

If you do find a fault stop using it, and return it to YAK Paddling, Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1QA.

A press release from the company states: ‘We will of course replace your throw line and cover the cost of return. We’d like to apologise for any problems this may cause and reassure you that no other Yak product is affected.