special alert - Guardian fall protection & crosby group stop use notice; osha temporary enforcement policy
KANSAS CITY, MO | November 1, 2019 – The effective date for the new ANSI/SAIA A92 Suite of Standards –originally scheduled for December 2019 – has been changed to March 1, 2020.
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.
Users/Owners: Immediately stop using and inspect your Cobra Rope Grab as described below:
special alert - 3m fall protection recall notice DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge & Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap BackSelf-Retracting Lifelines
Stop Use & Recall Notice
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge and Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back
Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge and Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back Models
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.