Rescue Safety Harness Recalled From 3M and STOP USE Issued

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STOP USE & RECALL

Yesterday 3M issued a “Stop Use & Recall” of its 3M™ DBI-SALA® Delta™ Arc Flash Web Loop Rescue Safety Harness and  3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit™ XP Arc Flash Rescue Web Loop Harness ANSI and CSA Versions. 

3M said it was not aware of any accidents, injuries or customer complaints related to this notice, but have identified the defect through an internal review. The company issued the following instructions:

“Users/Owners: For arc flash harnesses with the part numbers in the [image] above, immediately stop using the product and use the following information to determine if your product is included in the affected time range for the recall. Although these harnesses will safely arrest a fall, you should not use these harnesses in an environment or application where there is a potential for an arc flash event.”

“Step 1: Please inspect your 3MTM DBI-SALA® Arc Flash Harness label (see photograph below) to confirm that it is one of the affected part numbers listed above and has been manufactured between the dates listed above.

Step 2: Once you have confirmed the part number and affected date, remove the unit from service immediately and contact the 3M Fall Protection Customer Service Team (details provided in the table in the Appendix). We will arrange to have your product returned to 3M Fall Protection. As soon as a product solution is available, 3M will replace or repair your device and ship it to you at 3M’s expense pending the returned product passes pre-use inspection. If it does not pass the pre-use inspection, we will dispose of the harness and contact you. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the 3M Fall Protection Customer Service Team. A copy of this notice can be found at http://go.3M.com/AFHarnessRescueLoops.

Distributors: Please contact our Customer Service department to obtain a summary of all affected parts sold to you (details provided in the table above). Please forward this “Stop Use & Recall” notice to any of your customers/users who have purchased the harnesses listed above from you. If you have any inventory of the affected models, please contact our Customer Service department to have them returned.”

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