3M Issues Stop Use Safety Alert on Arc Flash Harnesses


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A stop use safety alert was issued late yesterday by 3M on their 3M™ Fall Protection Specific DBI-SALA® Delta™ & Exofit XP™ Arc Flash Harnesses.

In a statement, the company said: “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 urged users and owners to immediately inspect their harness to determine if it is one of the affected part numbers. The harness part number can be found on the harness label.  “Although these harnesses will safely arrest a fall, 3M said, “you should not use these harnesses in an environment or application where there is a potential for an arc flash event. We are not aware of any arc flash related injuries in the field, but the potential exists for insufficient performance after an arc flash event.”

View the recall notice and the SKU numbers affected in the recall.

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