CMC Limited Warranty

CMC Rescue, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that CMC manufactured products will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This express warranty and all implied warranties imposed by law are limited to one year duration from the date of original purchase. In the event of such a defect during the warranty period, CMC agrees, at its option, to repair or replace the product returned under warranty. This warranty does not apply to any damage caused by misuse, neglect, accident, improper application or installation, or to any damage caused by any repair or attempted repair not authorized by CMC. No further warranties exist or are implied by CMC due to the high risks involved in rescue services, and in other activities including, but not limited to, mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling, and caving, which risks can be reduced only through the skill, training, and judgment of the individual participant. This limited warranty excludes, and CMC shall not be liable for, any incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages arising out of the breach of the express or implied warranties on sales by CMC or otherwise. This limited warranty in no way limits or alters other manufacturers’ warranties on products that are sold or distributed by CMC. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts nor the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.


Please Read These Important Warnings

Many of the activities for which CMC products are used pose a very substantial risk of serious injury or death. Be certain you carefully review all of the following information.

Products manufactured and sold by CMC Rescue, Inc. are intended for use by professionals trained and experienced in the use, inspection, and maintenance of these products. All individuals using CMC products must have the same professional level of skill.

Technical rescue, rappelling, climbing, and the training involved are very hazardous activities. Each situation has its own unique conditions and must be evaluated by those present. Effective risk management comes from experience, proper training, and good personal judgment.

BLOG DISCLAIMER: Statements as depicted in text, images and videos in this blog may be classified as “forward-looking statements” or “interpreted techniques” and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Various important factors could cause actual results during application to differ materially. The information provided is not meant to be a substitute for training, and readers/viewers should seek the assistance of a trained rescue professional before attempting any of the techniques demonstrated here. Viewpoints shared by third parties may differ from the statements and widely held viewpoints of CMC and the CMC School.

LIMITS OF LIABILITY: CMC is not liable for any damages arising from abuse or improper use of the equipment, failure to follow adequate safety precautions, or breach of the duty of either the purchases or user. Adequate training and judgement are needed to reduce the risks inherent in the use of this equipment. Since these risks are out of the control of CMC, the liability shifts to the user and purchaser.

DUTY OF PURCHASER AND USER: It is the responsibility of the purchaser and the user of the products manufactured by CMC to:

  • Read the product instructions and labels and follow them. If you do not have a copy of the instructions request a copy from CMC, Inc., 6740 Cortona Dr., Goleta, CA 93117.
  • Inspect the product immediately after purchase and before and after each use. Read the note on inspection below.
  • Receive training in the proper use of the equipment and in the appropriate techniques. Proper training includes safety procedures, limitations of the equipment, inspection of the equipment, and risk management. If you are not competent in the use of the product, do not use it. See the note on training below.
  • Determine if the product is suitable for its intended use and that it meets all applicable standards and regulations. The manufacturer can provide assistance but cannot be expected to knowledgeable of all worldwide standards and regulations.
  • Use good judgement and do not exceed the limitations of the user’s skill or of the equipment
  • Use adequate safety precautions including belays and backup systems. Practice risk management at all times.
  • Do not alter the product in any way. Repairs must be done only according to the manufacturer’s instructions or returned to the manufacturer for repair. Alterations may void warranty.
  • If the purchaser is not the user of the product, the purchaser must provide each user with a copy of this notice and the product instructions. If additional copies of this notice, or the product instructions are needed, they can be obtained from CMC.



INSPECTION: Each department involved in rescue operations is expected to have a policy for inspecting high-angle life-support equipment. Inspection should be no less than after each use and inspections must be done by personnel that meet the department’s training standard for inspecting life-support equipment. Inspection dates should be recorded on a tag attached to the equipment or in the equipment log. Each user should be trained in equipment inspection and should do a cursory inspection prior to each use.

TRAINING: It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that each user is adequately and competently trained in the use of the product. Training is available from several resources, including the CMC School. We also offer a variety of reference manuals and guides to assist in the proper selection and use of the products.

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