Product Recall / Replace / Stop Use

Product Recall/Replace/Stop Use

Products listed below have been recalled, replaced, removed from use, or issued an advisory by the manufacturing company that may involve potential misuse scenarios that could result in serious injury or death.

Please identify your product below and stop using the product immediately.

Identify products below …

Dorsal D-Ring Extenders in Leading-Edge Applications

Action Date – JAN 14, 2019

DORSAL D-RING EXTENDERS IN LEADING-EDGE APPLICATIONS

STOP USE AND INSPECT – Halo & Edge Cable Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs)

Action Date – MAY 19, 2017

HALO & EDGE CABLE SELF-RETRACTING LIFELINES

Stop Use for EVOLUTION HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEM

Action Date – MAY 17, 2017

EVOLUTION HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEM

Stop Use for COUNTERWEIGHT ANCHOR EVOLUTION LEAP POST

Action Date – MAY 17, 2017

COUNTERWEIGHT ANCHOR USING AN EVOLUTION LEAP POST

RECALL FOR ZORBIT™ ENERGY ABSORBER

Action Date – OCT 12, 2016

ZORBIT™ ENERGY ABSORBER

RECALL FOR LAD-SAF™ SLEEVE

Action Date – AUG 30, 2016

LAD-SAF™ SLEEVE

Dorsal D-Ring Extenders in Leading-Edge Applications

Action Date – JANUARY 14, 2019

Dorsal D-Ring Extenders

3M ID 70007438503/3M DBI-SALA® PN 1231117

Dorsal D-Ring Extenders

3M ID 70007437612/3M PROTECTA® PN 1385000

PRODUCT ADVISORY

3M Fall Protection has received a series of inquiries regarding the use of dorsal D-ring extenders with Leading Edge SRL’s in environments where sharp edges are present. Examples of 3M dorsal D-ring extenders are shown below, but the concern applies to all dorsal D-ring extenders, regardless of the supplier/manufacturer.

Testing shows that, when dorsal D-ring extenders are used together with Leading Edge SRL’s in a leading/sharp edge application, it is possible for the lanyard, subsystem, or other system components (such as the SRL shock-pack/energy absorber) to come into contact with, and be severed by, an unprotected sharp edge.

3M’s user instructions for D-ring extenders specifically direct users to avoid working where the lanyard, subsystem, or other system components will be in contact with, or abrade against unprotected sharp edges. If working with this equipment near sharp edges is unavoidable, then protection against the lanyard, subsystem, or other system components being abraded or severed must be provided by using a heavy pad or other means over the exposed sharp edge. The dorsal D-ring extender is approved for use in applications where the anchor is overhead and exposure to a sharp edge is not possible. Please refer to our instructions for use for more detailed information.

See Rope Lanyards Instruction Manual

Regarding 3M products, this Product Advisory applies to the use of D-ring extenders on all 3M Self-Retracting Lifeline Devices with a model designation or description of Leading Edge (LE) rated, including models:

  • 3MTM DBI-SALA® Ultra-Lok™ Leading Edge SRL’s (model #’s 3504422, 3504500 & 3504600)
  • 3M ™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock Leading Edge SRL’s (model #’s 3503802 & 3503822)
  • 3MTM Protecta Leading Edge SRL’s (model #’s 3590540, 3590543, 3590546 & 3590548)
  • 3M™ DBI-SALA® Force2™ Leading Edge Lanyards (model #’s 1246066, 1246261, 1246068 & 1246178)

Download the Official ‘Product Advisory’ Notice:

Halo & Edge Cable Self-Retracting Lifelines

Action Date – MAY 19, 2017

STOP USE AND INSPECT – Halo & Edge Cable Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs)

STOP USE AND INSPECT – Potential Cable Fraying / Bird-Caging

This notice applies only to the Guardian SRL part numbers listed herein, and only for products manufactured from January 1st, 2015 through March, 2017. A small number of these units have shown an increased potential for cable fraying at the swage and/or cable bird-caging. If these conditions are present,Guardian will repair affected units at no charge. This notice does not apply to new/unused units.

There have been no accidents or injuries related to this condition. This is not a product recall.

PART NUMBERS AFFECTED:

This notice is limited to the following Guardian SRL part numbers:

  • #10910 (20’ 3/16” Galvanized Cable SRL)
  • #10912 (25‘ 3/16“ Galvanized Cable SRL)
  • #10915 (30’ 3/16” Galvanized Cable SRL)
  • #10920 (20’ 3/16” Galvanized Cable SRL-LE)
  • #10922 (25’ 3/16” Galvanized Cable SRL-LE)
  • #10925 (30’ 3/16” Galvanized Cable SRL-LE)
  • Any custom part (length: 30’ or less) that uses an Edge or Halo Cable SRL as its base model.

This notice does not apply to any SRL manufactured by Guardian subsidiaries, including Norguard Industries.

Download the Official Product ‘Stop Use and Inspect’ Notice:

Evolution Horizontal Lifeline System

Action Date – MAY 17, 2017

Stop Use for EVOLUTION HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEM
Stop Use for EVOLUTION HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEM

STOP USE – FIELD SERVICE ACTION

3M Fall Protection (formerly Capital Safety) has received field reports of broken end-posts (also known as Leap Energy Absorbing Posts, or “LEAP posts”) used in roof-mounted EvolutionTM Horizontal Lifeline Systems. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition.

To remedy this situation, 3M is launching a global Stop Use – Field Service Action to replace all roof mounted end-posts used in these systems between 2005 and 2015 (at which time the Evolution HLL system was discontinued).

A similar updated horizontal lifeline system is the Fixed Roof Anchors system.

Download the Official Product ‘Stop Use and Inspect’ Notice:

Counterweight Anchor using an Evolution LEAP Post

Action Date – MAY 17, 2017

STOP USE – FIELD SERVICE ACTION

3M Fall Protection (formerly Capital Safety) has received field reports of broken end-posts (also known as Lead Energy Absorbing Posts, or “LEAP posts”) used in roof-mounted EvolutionTM Horizontal Lifeline Systems. 3M has launched a global Stop Use – Field Service Action to address this situation. The same Evolution end-posts are also used in Freestanding Counterweight Anchor systems. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition.

To address the Freestanding Counterweight Anchor situation, 3M is launching a global Stop Use – Field Service Action to retrieve and replace all end-posts used in these Anchors sold between 2005 and 2015 (at which time the Evolution end-post was discontinued and replaced with a Roof Safe end-post).

An alternative to this counterweight system is the Portable Counterweight Roof Anchor.

Download the Official Product ‘Stop Use – Field Service Action’ Notice:

Zorbit™ Energy Absorber

Action Date – OCTOBER 12, 2016

RECALL FOR ZORBIT™ ENERGY ABSORBER

PRODUCT RECALL/REPLACEMENT NOTICE – IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

3M has has identified a production issue with its Zorbit Energy Absorbers that creates a risk of serious injury or death for a user in the event of a fall from height.

The part number for the affected Zorbit Energy Absorber is 7401013. This part can be sold individually or as part of a system.

Download the Official Product Recall Notice:

Lad-Saf™ Sleeve

Action Date – AUGUST 30, 2016

RECALL FOR LAD-SAF™ SLEEVE

PRODUCT RECALL/REPLACEMENT NOTICE – IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

3M has issued a safety recall notice regarding the original Lad-Saf™ sleeve. It has been discovered there could be potential misuse scenarios that could result in serious injury or death. It has been replaced by a completely redesigned next generation Lad-Saf sleeve X3.

This product was sold under the Capital Safety and DBI Sala brand names and is used for ladder fall protection.

Download the Official Product Recall Notice: