Late yesterday, Honeywell issued a recall of their Miller MightEvac, MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifeline. This list of model numbers can be found here.
A statement issued by Honeywell said: “All recipients of this mandatory stop use notice must read, understand and follow all instructions.
Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death. 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.”
The company said there have been no reported incidents due to this “nonconformity” and issued detailed instructions on immediate actions end-users are required to take.
This notice, Honeywell said, only affects the models listed in Table 1, with identified manufacturing dates or re-certification dates between October 27, 2016, and October 6, 2018. Models outside of this date range, including new units, are not affected by this notice.
To determine whether your MightEvac and/or MightyLite Self Retracting Lifeline SRL is affected by this notice, please take the following steps immediately:
- Step 1: Look for model number on the product label and the date of manufacture
- Step 2: If the model number on the label is on the list on Table 1 AND the manufacture date is between October 27, 2016, and October 6, 2018, then remove this product from service immediately.
- Step 3: If the unit has been recertified or repaired between October 27, 2016 and October 6, 2018, then remove this product from service immediately.
“We have already determined a solution for the potential non-conforming brake components for affected models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite,” Honeywell stated in their release. “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.”
The company stated replacement of the brake component will be free of charge and at no additional cost. For questions about how to determine whether your product is affected by this notice, please contact Honeywell at 1-800-873-5242 or email [email protected].
The company concluded with the following statement: “We assure you that no other Miller Fall Protection products are impacted, and they are safe to use. Honeywell has been a manufacturer of industrial personal protective safety products for more than 75 years and our customers’ safety is ALWAYS our highest priority.”
August 27, 2019