All Product Recalls, Safety Alerts & Notices

11/8/2021

Climbing Technology

PRODUCT INSPECTION NOTICE: ROLLNLOCK pulley/rope clamp

“Climbing Technology has voluntarily issued a request for inspection of the ROLLNLOCK pulley/rope clamp (Ref. No. 2D652) by the user. One of our customers has detected a defect in the functioning of the “sheave position lever” (F). This defect can lead to an accidental locking of the sheave position lever on its pin (H) on the plate. As a result of this defect, when using the device in “hauling pulley” mode, the lever may inadvertently engage the pin suddenly disabling the locking function and releasing the load or person. “

– Climbing Technology

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10/28/2021

3M

PRODUCT ADVISORY: 3M™ DBI-SALA® Delta™, ExoFit™, ExoFit™ Plus & ExoFit™ XP Cross Over Style Harnesses ANSI & OSHA Versions 

“This is not a recall, the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Delta™, ExoFit™, ExoFit™ Plus & ExoFit™ XP Cross Over Style Harnesses remain safe for use. As part of 3M Fall Protection’s ongoing commitment to delivering high quality safety equipment, we are notifying our customers of the following information related to the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Delta™, ExoFit™, ExoFit™ Plus & ExoFit™ XP Cross Over Style Harnesses portfolios. During internal testing of certain 3M™ DBI-SALA® Delta™, ExoFit™, ExoFit™ Plus & ExoFit™ XP Cross Over Style Harness models, we found that a percentage of tested units did not meet the ANSI Z359.11, Section 3.2.2.3.1 dynamic requirement on the front (sternal) D-ring. This test and the resulting forces are not representative of what would be seen in real world application (i.e. when attached to a vertical cable sleeve with an energy absorbing device).”

– 3M Fall Protection

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10/27/2021

3M

STOP USE & INSPECTION NOTICE: Specific 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self Retracting Lifeline with Anchor Hook

“As part of 3M Fall Protection’s ongoing commitment to delivering high quality safety equipment, we are notifying our customers of the following information related to specific versions of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self Retracting Lifeline with Anchor Hook. 3M Fall Protection has identified a very low potential for the DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self Retracting Lifeline with Anchor Hook to be assembled with a unformed top swivel eye rivet. An improperly formed rivet may become displaced from the top swivel eye. An unformed rivet may result in the SRL becoming detached from the anchor hook, which could result in severe injury or death.”

– 3M Fall Protection

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9/23/2021

3M

STOP USE & RECALL: Specific 3M™ DBI-SALA® Delta™ Arc Flash Web Loop Rescue Safety Harness  3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit™ XP Arc Flash Rescue Web Loop Harness ANSI and CSA Versions

“As part of 3M Fall Protection’s continued commitment to producing high quality safety and personal protective equipment, we conduct periodic testing of our products. Recent testing of specific DBI-SALA® Delta™ and ExoFit™ XP Arc Flash harnesses have returned negative test results on some units. The Arc Flash Standard (ASTM F887) requires that all arc flash rated harnesses be subjected to an Arc Flash followed by a successful dynamic drop test.”

– 3M Fall Protection

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8/31/2021

PETZL

SAFETY INFORMATION: CASES OF SLIPPAGE WITH ZIGZAG / ZIGZAG PLUS / ZILLON

“We have received reports of users experiencing rope slippage while using the ZIGZAG, ZIGZAG PLUS and ZILLON. Following these reports, we have identified two defects causing the slippage. We therefore ask you to do a manual inspection and a function test of your product, to detect any possible slippage. In case your product slips, we are providing details on our after-sales returns service.”

– Petzl

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7/26/2021

3M

PRODUCT ADVISORY: 3M™ PROTECTA® PRO-Stop™ Single Leg & PRO™ Pack Twin Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyards

This is not a recall, the 3M™ PROTECTA® PRO-Stop™ Single Leg & Pro™ Pack Twin Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyards remain safe for use. In all tests, these lanyards continued to meet all dynamic requirements of OSHA 1926.502 (d)(16) proving that these lanyards would arrest a fall. The Pro™ Pack Twin Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyard portfolios are also certified to ANSI Z359.13 and meet the dynamic requirements of this standard. We are not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the condition described above. We have not received any customer complaints regarding this but have identified it through an internal review.”

-3M™

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3/19/2021

Miller by Honeywell

Immediate Mandatory Inspection Notice Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifeline

“At Honeywell, our mission is to continue to provide innovative personal protective equipment that helps our customers maintain workforce safety. You have been identified as a customer that has purchased certain Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) products that were returned for repair work by Honeywell between September 1, 2019 and March 5, 2021 (the “Repair Period”). Honeywell has identified a potential issue with reworked brake components that may cause the products to not operate to specification.”

– Honeywell Industrial Safety

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3/3/2021

Protecttion

Security Alert: Wind Escapettor Rescue Descender and Parttner Complement

We have detected that when the following conditions are met at the same time:

1. There is an overload in the equipment.

2. An excessively strong actuation of the lever is carried out.

The Wind Escapettor rescue descender can damage the rope, even severing it due to the aggressiveness of the anti-panic cam tooth of some equipment. This problem has been identified in the devices with the serial number starting by 20.05 and 20.02 These circumstances of unforeseen use, in which the rope can be damaged, are exceptional and do not correspond to the usual use of the equipment, nor to those contemplated in the tests carried out for its approval.

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1/4/2021

MSA

User Safety Notice: Latchways Standard Self-Retracting Lifeline

MSA is issuing this User Safety Notice to inform you that MSA has received field reports of a limited number of Latchways Standard Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL) in which some internal bolts came loose. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, we are requesting that you perform the actions outlined in this notice. Over time, the loose bolts will be identifiable by the user as extraction of the cable from the SRL housing will no longer be possible. However, MSA’s investigation has determined that this may be preceded by a window of time in which a fall may not be arrested.

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8/28/2020

3M™ 

INSPECTION NOTICE: 3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel Self Retracting Lifelines (ANSI Versions)

“3M™ Fall Protection has identified a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of 3M™ Protecta® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (with galvanized or stainless-steel lifelines) produced between October 14, 2019 and February 25, 2020. There have been no reports of injuries or accidents associated with this issue. This manufacturing issue could result in the SRL not engaging properly but can be easily detected through the pre-use inspection as specified in the Protecta® Rebel Instruction for Use (IFU) document.”

-3M™

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8/6/2020

3M™ 

Stop Use & Product Recall: 3M™ DBI-SALA SELF-RESCUE DESCENT SYSTEM

“Given this recent information, 3M Fall Protection is issuing a “Stop Use and Recall” of all 3 models of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Self-Rescue Descent Systems including P/N 3320030; 3320031 & 3320037. We have completed a review of returned training units from the field and have concluded that this cracking condition is also a result of embrittlement overtime of the plastic spool used to hold the lifeline rope.  This embrittlement could inhibit the ability of the Self-Rescue Descent System to fully descend an end-user in the event of a fall.  This spool is internal to the Self-Rescue Descent System and unlike the training, models cannot be inspected.  Please note we are not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.”

-3M™

VIEW ADVISORY

 

5/13/2020

3M™ 

Stop Use: 3M™ Fall Protection Specific DBI-SALA® Delta™ & Exofit XP™ Arc Flash Harnesses

“As part of 3M Fall Protections continued commitment to producing high quality safety and personal protective equipment, we conduct periodic testing of our products. Recent testing of specific DBI-SALA® Delta™ & Exofit XP™ Arc Flash harnesses have returned negative test results on some units. The Arc Flash Standard (ASTM F887) requires that all arc flash rated harnesses be subjected to an Arc Flash followed by a successful dynamic drop test. It should be noted that there is variability in Arc Flash testing of webbing based products. Although not fully understood, it can stem from several contributing factors including positioning, webbing gap to the test torso, environmental elements, arc path, input energy and other possible sources.”

-3M™ 

VIEW ADVISORY

1/7/2020

3M™ 

Product Advisory: 3M™ DBI-SALA® EZ-Stop™ Shock Absorbing Lanyards (ANSI Versions Only)

“As part of 3M Fall Protection’s on-going commitment to delivering high quality safety equipment, we are notifying our customers of the following information related to the 3M™ DBI-SALA® EZ-Stop™ Shock Absorbing Lanyard portfolio.

With respect to the voluntary ANSI/ASSE Z359.13-2013 standard, recent 3M testing produced results marginally (~2-4%) above the maximum requirement for testing in ambient, dry conditions.1  We believe this is the result of a raw material issue, which we are currently investigating (with in-scope product shipments currently on hold pending completion of that work).  Product shipments will resume as soon as products are requalified to meet applicable requirements.”

-3M™ 

VIEW ADVISORY

10/31/2019

MSA

Inspection Notice: MSA WORKMAN® MINI & V-EDGE™ WEB 8ft/2.4m PFLs

“MSA is issuing this Inspection Notice to inform you that MSA has received a limited number of field reports in which the lifeline in a WORKMAN MINI PFL did not retract after being fully extended. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, we are requesting that you perform the inspection outlined in this notice.”

-MSA

VIEW NOTICE

8/23/2019

Miller by Honeywell

Mandatory Stop Use Notice Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines Safety Notice

“At Honeywell, our mission is to be the global leader in personal protective equipment with innovative solutions that protect and save lives.  In line with our commitment to our mission statement, we are writing to inform you of potentially non-conforming brake components in certain models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) ranges manufactured within a specific timeframe. While there have been NO reported incidents due to this nonconformity, continued use of the product could result in serious injury or death.

We have already determined a solution for the potential non-conforming brake components for affected models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs), which will require replacement of the brake component at our repair center. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and potential business disruption. We urge you to immediately discontinue use of affected units to avoid safety risks.”

– Honeywell Industrial Safety

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8/5/2019

3M

Stop Use & Recall Notice UPDATE AND SOLUTION 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge Self-Retracting Lifelines (ANSI Versions Only)

“3M Fall Protection is pleased to announce it has resolved the partial deployment of the energy absorber that led to the immediate stop use and recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge SRL issued in North America on July 25, 2019. A robust solution has been identified, tested and certified to the ANSI standard Z359.14. With this solution, the energy absorber of these units will deploy properly under all circumstances of use for which these products are intended. The affected units can now be repaired and safely returned to service.”

– 3M Fall Protection

7/25/2019

3M

STOP USE & PRODUCT RECALL 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines

“3M Fall Protection announces an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge and the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back Self-Retracting Lifeline. These Twin-Leg Nano-Loks are used as part of a personal fall protection system that connects two self-retracting lifelines/devices (SRLs/SRDs) directly under the dorsal D-ring of a worker’s harness. The Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge is intended to be anchored at foot-level, is designed for sharp and/or leading edge applications and incorporates an energy absorber. The Twin-Leg Nano-Lok Wrap Back is intended for wrapping around an anchor and incorporates a similar energy absorber. 3M has determined that in a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber of these devices may not properly deploy which could expose the worker to serious injury or death. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this issue, these products must be removed from service immediately.

To address this situation, in the interests of worker safety, 3M is launching a global stop use of the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge and Twin-Leg Nano-Lok Wrap Back SRL devices. 3M is recalling all these devices to be repaired or replaced as soon as a solution is identified, tested and certified. Alternatively, end-users may elect to receive cash for their returned devices as described below. This stop use/recall affects all models of the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge and Twin-Leg Wrap Back SRLs since first introduced in 2013. This stop use/recall does not affect the single-leg versions of these models. As of the date of this notice, no 3M twin-leg SRL product is approved for use over sharp or abrasive edges.

– 3M Fall Protection

7/25/2019

3M

Stop Use & Product Recall IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED 3M™ PROTECTA® Cobra Rope Grab AC202D

“3M Fall Protection has determined that the 3M™ PROTECTA® Cobra Mobile/Manual Rope Grab AC202D is incorrectly stamped for use with 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter rope on the exterior body of the unit. This Cobra Rope Grab is certified for use ONLY with 5/8 inch diameter polyester or polypropylene rope. All marketing information and the Instructions for Use (IFU) for this rope grab correctly identify the size of rope to be used as 5/8 inch polyester/polypropylene rope. 

In the event of a fall from height, a Cobra Rope Grab used with 1/2 inch diameter rope may not arrest the fall and could result in serious injury or death to the worker. To remedy this situation, 3M is launching a Stop Use & Product Recall to replace all AC202D and related Cobra Rope Grabs that are stamped 1/2″—3/4″ Dia.”

– 3M Fall Protection

4/16/2019

3M

INSPECTION NOTICE: 3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit NEX™ Harnesses

“3M Fall Protection has learned of the possibility of a manufacturing defect in a dorsal d-ring utilized in ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018. Although there have been no reported incidents involving this condition, a dorsal d-ring with this defect will not support the load in a fall arrest event which could result in serious injury or death. Harnesses manufactured only within this date range require immediate inspection for lot number 09P1 stamped into a dorsal d-ring. We believe that only one harness was manufactured with a defective D-ring, but we urge inspection of all potentially affected harnesses out of an abundance of caution in the interests of worker safety.

To address the situation, 3M Fall Protection is launching a global Inspection Notice. As set out in the attached Notice, all ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018 require inspection prior to use.”

– 3M Fall Protection

2/12/2019

3M

PRODUCT ADVISORY: 3M™ DBI-SALA® Self-Rescue

“3M Fall Protection has identified a manufacturing issue within a limited number of 3M™ DBISALA® Self-Rescue devices manufactured prior to December 2018. There have been no reports of injuries or accidents associated with this issue. The fall-arrest performance of the Self Rescue is not affected by this issue but it may impact the self-rescue function of the unit. The manufacturing issue can be visually inspected and is easily identified through a pre-use inspection.

To address the situation, 3M Fall Protection is launching a global Inspection Notice. As set out in the attached Notice, the impacted model #s 3320030 and 3320031 require inspection prior to use, and users are provided several options including free inspection and/or replacement at [email protected].”
– 3M Fall Protection

 

1/14/2019

3M

PRODUCT ADVISORY: D-Ring Extenders In Leading Edge Applications

“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.”
– 3M Fall Protection

Product Advisory

11/6/2018

3M

QUALITY ALERT – 3M™ DBI-SALA® Exofit™ Harnesses

“3M Fall Protection has received reports that the aluminum reinforcement plate used in the seat sling on certain DBI-SALA ExoFit™, ExoFit XP™ (inc. Arc Flash), and ExoFit NEX™ (inc. Arc Flash) harnesses can become dislodged from the webbing. In a few instances, the aluminum seat plate has separated from the harness and fallen to the ground, creating a potential dropped object hazard. There have been no reports of injuries or accidents associated with this condition. The performance of the harnesses is unaffected by this issue—they will perform properly in all respects, including as body support for a personal fall arrest system in the event of a fall, even without the added comfort offered by the seat sling.”

– 3M™ Fall Protection

9/12/2018

3M

STOP USE & RECALL NOTICE – 3M™ DBI-SALA® 16 Foot Talon™ Self Retracting Lifeline

“3M Fall Protection is issuing the attached Stop Use and Recall Notice regarding the 3M™ DBI-SALA® 16 Ft. Talon™ Self Retracting Life Line. We have detected a small quantity of DBI-SALA 16 Ft. Talon™ Self Retracting Lifelines that are defective due to an assembly error. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition. However, this assembly error would result in the unit not arresting a fall, which could result in serious injury or death. Your immediate action is required.”

– 3M™ Fall Protection

7/11/2018

MSA

SAFETY ADVISORY – MSA Green Colored V-Gard® Protective Caps

MSA is issuing this Safety Advisory to inform you that MSA has received field reports that some green colored MSA V-Gard Protective Caps are cracking. The cracking occurs at the top of the cap, and is not caused by an impact to the cap.  MSA has confirmed that the cause of the cracking is limited to green colored, medium size MSA V-Gard Protective Caps and that corrections have been made to prevent recurrence.

2/02/2018

HONEYWELL

SAFETY NOTICE – Voluntary product recall of certain lots of Fibre Metal E2 Cap & North Peak A79

The safety of our products is our top concern at Honeywell. We have recently learned of a quality issue affecting certain lot numbers of our Fibre Metal E2 Cap and North Peak A79 hard hats that may render them unable to provide the impact protection for which they were designed and certified. The affected hats can be identified by manufacture date and lot, and are set forth on the attached documents below.

Details

1/29/2018

MSA

SAFETY NOTICE – Stop Use MSA Gravity® Welder Harness

Upon investigation of the field report, MSA determined that the leg strap and chest strap used in select MSA Gravity Welder Harnesses are incompatible. Although the harness can be donned, in the event of a fall, the shoulder straps may extend and affect the protection offered by the harness.

10/11/2017

CMC RESCUE

PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE – CMC Rescue MPD™ 13 MM Model (Red), Part# 333000

CMC Rescue has received a report of a single MPD™ (13 MM model) that was assembled with an 11 MM model front plate (see photo below). This would provide additional travel of the internal moving brake, potentially allowing greater gripping force on the rope than would be optimal in some applications…

5/17/2017

3M/CAPITAL SAFETY

STOP USE NOTICE – Free Standing Counterweight Anchor Using an Evolution Leap Post

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 Free Standing Counterweight Anchor systems. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition.

3/29/2017

CMC Rescue

INSPECTION NOTICE – CMC Rescue MPD

CMC Rescue has received a very limited number of reports of one or more of the MPD cover plate cap screws (see photo below) found to be loose. CMC Rescue has determined that this condition does not present a safety hazard to users. Per the supplied User Instruction Card, and as with all life safety equipment, we recommend users inspect the MPD before and after each use. If during visual inspection any of the fasteners are found to be loose, contact CMC Rescue to return the unit for service.

10/12/2016

CAPITAL SAFETY

DBI-SALA® Zorbit™ Energy Absorber – RECALL NOTICE (Note: recall Limited to lot #2101506 through 2464624 only)

The ZorbitTM Energy Absorber is used with horizontal lifeline systems to limit fall arrest forces on the worker in the event of a fall. 3M Fall Protection (formerly Capital Safety) 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. Although there have been no reported accidents or injuries associated with this issue, 3M Fall Protection is voluntarily recalling a limited lot range of this product and will replace affected energy absorbers free of charge.

8/30/2016

CAPITAL SAFETY

Lad-Saf™ Sleeve Product Stop Use & Recall / Replacement Notice Immediate Action Required

Capital Safety/3M recently reviewed the performance of the original Lad-Saf sleeve in the field, including a limited number of incidents involving a serious injury or death in the United States while using the sleeve. Although our review did not reveal product hazard or risk scenarios that would arise in the ordinary and proper use of the product, it did reveal potential misuse scenarios that could result in serious injury or death. The potential misuse scenarios include interference with the braking mechanism (such as entanglement with cords, lanyards, clothing or other materials, or grasping the sleeve prior to or during a fall), or result from the user attaching the sleeve upside down (user inversion). No safety regulator has made a finding that the design of the original Lad-Saf sleeve is defective.

4/18/2016

CAPITAL SAFETY

Advance Adjustable Offset Davit System (USA version) Product Retrofit Notice

Capital Safety is issuing the attached Product Retrofit Notice regarding the Advanced Adjustable Offset Davit Systems manufactured before January 1, 2016. Capital Safety has determined that DBI-SALA ® Advanced Davit systems do not fully meet some of the loads specified for certain davit adjustment positions as represented in the “Instruction for Use” (IFU) manual and product labels. There have been no reported accidents or injuries related to this issue. Capital Safety has reviewed the design of the davit systems, and has revised all systems manufactured after December 1, 2015 to address these issues.

2/22/2016

CAPITAL SAFETY

UniRail / RoofSafe Carriage

Capital Safety is issuing a Product Retrofit Notice regarding the UniRail / RoofSafe carriages manufactured before February 2015. Capital Safety has received a limited number of reports of fractured circlips (the locking screw retaining clips) which can allow the locking screw to unscrew and separate from the carriage body. If the locking screw separates from the carriage body, it is possible for the shackle retaining pin to slide out of the carriage body and release the tie-off shackle.

2/12/2016

AUSTRIALPIN

COBRA® buckles

AustriAlpin released a safety notice on their COBRA buckles (1 out of 2 million) may exist parts where the rivets have not been press fixed.

9/14/2015

DMM

Select carabiner internal coil springs

In a small percentage of carabiners the interaction between the internal coil spring (which gives the gate its closing action) and the gate pusher (the component that holds the spring against the carabiner body) may cause the gate pusher to displace, potentially preventing the gate from closing or the mechanism from locking completely.

Details

3/12/2015

CAPITAL SAFETY

Protecta Rebel SRL

Capital Safety has learned of broken screw heads found in a limited number of Protecta brand Rebel Self Retracting Lifelines (SRLs). The units affected by this notice are the black, extruded aluminum housing versions of the Rebel, manufactured between 1 April 2014 and 30 November 2014.

Details

3/17/2014

PETZL

PETZL CROLL

Two different customers have informed us recently of the failure of the rivet head on two Petzl CROLL rope clamps. Neither failure led to an accident. These two CROLL rope clamps were used on offshore platforms in the North Sea. There was no sign of specific wear or damage on either CROLL before these failures occurred.

Details

2/17/2014

MSA

Yoke Snaphooks

Yoke Industrial Corporation, the manufacturer of snaphooks used on many fall protection products industry wide, including MSA’s, recently notified MSA of an issue involving the potential for missing or improperly installed rivets on Yoke snaphooks.

Details

1/24/2014

GUARDIAN FALL PROTECTION

Rebar Hook Failure

The failure involved the detachment of the u-block from the hook body. The the failure point has been sighted as the threaded bolt/nut.

Details

10/1/2013

CAPITAL SAFETY

Chest Strap Adjusters

Capital Safety has received reports that the plastic chest strap adjuster used in a very limited number of Delta and Exofit harnesses manufactured between November 2012 and April 2013 may break under load.

Details

2/11/2013

GENIE

Genie Z-135/70 Boom Lifts

Genie has become aware of secondary boom angle sensor calibrations performed in the field in which the machine’s service manual may not have been followed creating an improperly calibrated machine. An improperly calibrated machine can lead to machine instability resulting in a machine tip over.

Details

2/11/2013

CAPITAL SAFETY

DBI-SALA Sayfglida Horizontal Lifeline System (“Sayfglida System”)

Capital Safety is undertaking a voluntary recall of the sleeve (or shuttle) component of the DBI-SALA Sayfglida Horizontal Lifeline System (“Sayfglida System”). The Sayfglida System is permanently installed as a means of anchoring a fall protection system and consists of a Sayflink Sleeve, a wire cable, and by-passable intermediate brackets. The brackets are designed so that the system may be installed above the user, level with the user, or at walking surface level.

Details

2/1/2013

FALLTECH

FallTech Lanyards, Rebar Chain Assemblies , Harness/Lanyard Combos, and Roofer’s Kits

Please be advised that all hooks on all FallTech Lanyards, Rebar Chain Assemblies, Harness/Lanyard Combos and Roofer’s Kits with manufacturing dates of 01/01/2012 through 01/25/2013 should be inspected immediately in accordance with this notice.

Details

9/7/2012

MILLER BY HONEYWELL

Miller Duraflex harness D-ring

In response to an unauthorized “safety alert” regarding Miller by Honeywell harnesses, Honeywell Safety Products issued this notice to ensure customers that they have conducted a thorough internal investigation to determine the root cause.

Details

6/29/2012

3M

3M Series Self Retracting Lanyards – The THOR family of Self-Retracting Lanyards units manufactured by IKAR from November 01, 2011 to June 25, 2012 (M-, RLD- and 205G- Series)

3M was recently informed by IKAR GmbH, that their supplier of the brake pad material used in the THOR family of 3M Self-Retracting Lanyards had experienced a process quality issue in the manufacture of the brake pads that could potentially affect the performance of those units.

Details

6/26/2012

GUARDIAN FALL PROTECTION

All Guardian Fall Protection (GFP) Products featuring a specific SWIVEL SNAPHOOK shipped from GFP after 8/26/2011

Inspection notice for GFP products featuring a possible unsafe condition due to a supplier defect in a specific style of swivel snaphook supplied to Guardian between 8/26/2011 and 6/25/2012.

Details

6/8/2012

PETZL

8003 (C05N) full body harness

There have been several incidents involving the 8003 (C05N) full body harness. These incidents, all of which occurred during use within the adventure park environment, involve the leg loops of the harness becoming loosened and/or unbuckled during use.

Details

2/24/2012

PENSAFE/
CAPITAL SAFETY

3730 Anchorage Connector with a manufacturing code 07B

Capital Safety parts affected by the PenSafe recall, reissued February 7, 2012, include the following: AN112A anchorage connector and Vacuum Anchor models; 2200104, 2200106, 2200047, 2200046, 2200045, 2200037, 2200036.

Details

2/20/2012

PETZL

All NEWTON C73*** full body fall arrest harnesses with a Series Number equal to or less than 11365***

Special request to control the sternal attachment point. Improperly positioned safety stitching was found on one of the loops of the sternal attachment point.

Details

2/14/2012

FALLTECH

All FallTech full body harnesses featuring Quick-Connect (Bayonet Style) buckles

It was discovered that the male and female halves of the buckle were improperly paired, which may result in disengagement or unfastening of the buckle while in use.

Details

2/13/2012

MIO MECHANICAL CORP.

MIO rope grabs model RG-1200 (blue pin and roller, for use on ½” dia. rope) sold during Nov 1, 2011 to February 10, 2012

Due to an error during the manufacture of the rope grabs with SN#s 1212, 11112 and 11122 will not work and fail in case of an emergency.

Details

2/7/2012

PENSAFE

3730 Anchorage Connector with a manufacturing code 07B

Connectors may be subject to embrittlement that may cause the threads of the stem to fracture. PenSafe has issued a 2nd Release of its Recall Notice, dated February 7, 2012, reminding its customers of the ongoing recall.

Details

1/20/2012

CAPITAL SAFETY

Protecta Shock Absorbing Twin-Leg Lanyards

The identified reason for the inadvertent disconnection is the combination of a particular style locking snaphook together with twin elastic lanyard legs attached directly to the eye of the snaphook.

Details

1/10/2012

PETZL

Petzl Shunt

Findings of indicative tests demonstrate that releasing a towing cord while towing a Petzl Shunt as a back-up device is not consistently effective.

Details

11/11/2011

CAPITAL SAFETY

Y-shaped Protecta Shock Absorbing Lanyards

A inadvertent disconnection was reported during use of the locking snaphook used in a series of Capital Safety’s “Y-shaped” Protecta lanyards (part number 9502573).

Details

10/26/2011

PENSAFE

3730 Anchorage Connector

Connectors may be subject to embrittlement that may cause the threads of the stem to fracture.

Details

9/23/2011

ELK RIVER

TX12 Series of Energy Absorbing Lanyards

Elk River has discovered a problem with the manufacture of the TX12 Series of Energy Absorbing Lanyards.

Details

9/18/2011

3M

3M™ G-7 and GW-11 Series Retractable Lanyard Models: GW-7, GW-11, GW-7-0241A, GW-7-0241H, GW-11-0241A, GW-11-0241H, GW-11NS, DLGW-7, DLGW-7-0241A and DLGW-11-0241A

3M has identified a limited number of units that don’t properly achieve lock up during user inspection. Users are asked to return units for service immediately.

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8/29/2011

CMC RESCUE

Escape Artist System (certified to NFPA 1983), Survivor Escape Artist System, or FR Escape Tether with a 7-mm oval screw link that attaches the tether to the Escape Artist

The handle of the Escape Artist may become temporarily caught in the oval screw link. To eliminate risk of this as a safety concern, CMC is offering replacement tethers with a different screw link free of charge to those who have purchased systems or tethers. For purchasers of certified systems, the new assembly retains the system certification to NFPA 1983 when assembled in accordance with the instructions provided with the replacement tether.

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Safety Notice

6/20/2011

PETZL

All GRIGRI 2’s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136

Petzl asks users to immediately stop using all GRIGRI 2s with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136. Excessive force on a fully extended handle may disable the braking function.

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5/19/2011

PETZL

ABSORBICA: Request for immediate inspection (P/Ns: L57, L58, L58 MGO, L59, L59 MGO, L59 69, L70120 YG, L70150 IM, L70150 YM, L70150 I, L70150 Y, L70150 YM)

Notice follows a May 5, 2011, accident involving a Petzl SCORPIO via ferrata lanyard. Because of the ABSORBICA’s similar tear-webbing shock absorption technology, Petzl has issued an inspection recall of both the SCORPIO and ABSORBICA.

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5/24/2011

PETZL

SCORPIO via ferrata lanyards (L60, L60 CK, L60 2, L60 2CK, L60 H, L60 WL, K29VF 1, K29VF 2, K29VE 1, K29VE 2, K29V 1, K29V 2) manufactured before May 17, 2011, up to serial number 11137****

Follows a via ferrata accident on Thursday the 5th of May 2011. Investigation and analysis of manufacturing procedures specific to the production of tear webbing energy absorbers has identified a weakness which could explain the defect leading to the cause of this accident.

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2/10/2011

PETZL

CROLL (B16), ATTACHE (M35 SL), ASCENCION (B17) and RESCUE (P50)

Illegal copies of the listed products were discovered in China. These counterfeit products show serious defects which affect their performance and strength.

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1/27/2011

MILLER BY SPERIAN

MILLER fall protection harnesses

Two units were manufactured with a “green” plastic component in the locking mechanism, which prevented the latch from staying in a closed position. Due to this vulnerability, the manufacturer has redesigned the harness buckles using all-metal parts.

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12/3/2010

STERLING ROPE

11/16″ nylon sewn slings in lengths 24″, 30″ and 48″

The bar tack stitch of the affected slings were constructed using an incorrect thread, reducing the Minimum Breaking Strength to 18kN (4,046lbs) from our published MBS of 26.5kN (5,957lbs). These slings were constructed on October 7 and 8, 2010.

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11/4/2010

MILLER BY SPERIAN

415/ D-bolt anchors sold between June 1, 2008, and March 10, 2010, and has the heat code designation “07 B”

An issue with a specific heat lot was identified. The heat lot “07 B” was insufficiently heat-treated.

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9/30/2010

PENSAFE

3730 Anchorage Connectors with the 07 B year and heat code

A heat treatment deficiency resulted ina potential embrittlement on anchorage connectors. This embrittlement may cause the threads on the stem to fracture prematurely from stress created by the torque of the nut during installation.

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6/28/2010

NORTH SAFETY PRODUCTS LTD.

FP571/8 cable grabs with the following date codes “01-10” and “04-10”

Due to a supplier issue, a risk has been brought to our attention that the spring in the cable grab may become ineffective or weaken prematurely. This may lead to failure of the cable grab to “grab” onto the cable which would prevent the arrest of a fall that could lead to serious injury or death.

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6/25/2009

MILLER BY SPERIAN

Miller Back Biter lanyards

Manufacturer was notified of a backbiter rivet shearing, which caused the keeper on the snaphook to detach from the unit.

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4/11/2008

NORTH SAFETY PRODUCTS LTD.

Saf-T-Grip sleeves

North Safety has received reports that the pin attaching the carabiner to the Saf-T-Grip sleeve has occasionally broken in ordinary use.

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2/28/2007 (revised 3/12/2007)

ANTENNA PRODUCTS CORP.

SCE-2 Safety Sleeve Fall Protection Devices, part number 1000-1672-401 and 1000-0425-401

Under certain conditions, the SCE-2 safety sleeves may fail to function as designed and may allow a climber to fall a distance sufficient to cause serious injuries or death.

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12/12/2005

MILLER FALL PROTECTION

All Miller MiniLite Fall Limiter (FL11) and Titan Fall Limiter (TFL) models

During the period of August 2003 through August 2005 a manufacturing process was utilized that may have caused improper assembly of an internal component. This may result in the possibility of the unit functioning improperly in a fall.

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