reply to rlt2562
Re: Possible to repair recliner pull handle? The cable itself broke? If so then it's unlikely any better anchoring scheme will help, there's just too much load on it (or it's bent/damaged when brand new).
Assuming the cable broke, is there any way to just replace IT (the steel braided wire)? It can likely be replaced with a thicker cable and then properly anchored with a crimped on end mounted in the modified handle.