MarineTech Products Recalls Tabletop Rope Cutters

MarineTech Products has recalled about 450 <"">Tabletop Rope Cutters because the recalled rope cutters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The Tabletop Rope Cutter product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by MarineTech Products, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, in cooperation with the CPSC because the recalled rope cutters can overheat, which can result in fire and burn hazards.

MarineTech Products has received four reports of the rope cutters overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported, to date.

The recalled MarineTech 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.

The recalled MarineTech Tabletop Rope Cutters were manufactured in Taiwan and sold at West Marine stores nationwide from December 2006 through April 2009 and retailed for about $100.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled MarineTech Tabletop Rope Cutters and to contact MarineTech to receive a free replacement rope cutter. MarineTech is directly contacting purchasers of this product.

MarineTech can be reached toll-free at 1-800-634-7838 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Web site at

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