MSA Redpoint Descender Notice

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MSA issued a stop use notice on October 14, 2009 and an update on November
3, 2009. MSA has now stated that they will discontinue the Redpoint Descender.
MSA is in the process of developing a reimbursement program for eligible
Redpoint and Auto-Belay Descenders. The reimbursement program plans are
currently being reviewed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC). Following the CPSC review, MSA plans to issue a recall notice to
owners and distributors of the affected products, including instructions for the
return of units.
It is important that the Stop-Use remain in effect. Please do not use any Redpoint
Descender or affected Auto-Belay Descender. As a reminder, the Stop-Use
Notice applies to the following descender units:
All Redpoint Descenders (part numbers 10024873, 10027646, and 10027798)
regardless of the date the unit was manufactured or last serviced;
Auto-Belay Descenders (part number 10021806) manufactured or last serviced
on or after June 30, 2000.
If you have any questions, please contact MSA Customer Service at 1-800-MSA-
2222or 412-967-3000. If you would like to view the original notice please visit the
MSA website,