3M today issued an immediate stop use alert on its 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self Retracting Lifeline with Anchor Hook. The notice urged users to remove the product from service until inspection is performed.
The company issued the following statement:
“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 an 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. Due to this, we are sending out an inspection notice so this issue can be detected by inspecting the self retracting lifeline as shown below. A copy of this notice can be found here.”