We purchased our Rocna 15 before all the kerfuffle, they assured us that no sub par 15kg Rocnas were imported into North America when I inquired about an exchange so apparantly we are Ok....And it does seem to work as advertised. The most trouble we have with ours is getting it out of the bottom even when the rode is straight up. I personally don't mind this problem....
Canada Metal is now offering a lifetime warranty on their Rocna anchors, which are still manufactured in China, http://www.rocna.com/our-story/rock-solid-technology/
, (however they do not mention the grade of steel used) to include bending or deformation, as well as breakage. See below. I guess they are confident.
Posted on 23 January 2012Canada Metal Announces New Rocna Anchors WarrantyThe Rocna Anchors lifetime warranty has been expanded to include bending or deformation, in addition to breakage, in a new warranty policy. It applies to the lifetime of the original purchaser when the anchor is sized appropriately for the boat, using Rocna's sizing recommendations.
"Many companies warranty against breakage, but we're so confident in Rocna's rugged design that we protect against manufacturing defects and bending. An anchor is vital safety equipment, and we give our customers peace of mind their Rocna will perform as promised," said John Mitchell, president of Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd. The company recently acquired the Rocna manufacturing license.
Canada Metal (Pacific) has also expanded its successful relationship with independent rep firm Derema Group, appointing them to manage US sales and distribution of Rocna Anchors. Derema Group covers the marine and outdoor markets nationwide, and has managed Canada Metal (Pacific)'s marine aftermarket sales in the US for more than five years. Canada Metal (Pacific) is a world-leading producer of CMP chain, Martyr marine anodes, Octopus marine autopilot drive systems and Intellisteer remote steering systems