3M Fall Protection has issued an immediate stop use and product recall for its DBI-SALA Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back twin leg self retracting lifelines.
The company says that in the event of a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber may not properly deploy which could expose the user to serious injury or death. Although there have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this issue, it states that these products must be removed from service immediately.
In the interests of public service we have published the recall in full:
Stop Use & Recall Notice
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
3M DBI-SALA Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back
Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines
3M Fall Protection announces an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3M DBI-SALA Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines. The twin-leg Nano-Lok edge is part of a personal fall protection system and connects two self-retracting lifelines/devices (SRL’s/SRD’s) directly under the dorsal d-ring of a worker’s harness. It is intended to be anchored at foot-level and is designed for sharp edge applications. The twin-leg Wrap Back Nano-Lok is intended for wrapping around an anchor and incorporates a similar energy absorber.
3M has determined that in the event of a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber may not properly deploy which could expose the worker to serious injury or death. Although there have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this issue, these products must be removed from service immediately.
To address this situation in the interests of worker safety, 3M is launching a global stop use of the Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL units and is recalling all these units to be repaired or replaced as soon as a solution is identified, tested and certified. In the interim, and until a repair or replacement is available, end-users may elect to receive cash for their returned units as described below. This stop use and recall affects all versions of the Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL’s since first introduced in 2013.
Users/Owners: Immediately stop using your Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL and take these units out of service. Next, go to
www.NanoLokEdgeRecall.com and follow the instructions on how to return your unit. As soon as a product solution is available, 3M will either repair or replace your unit and return it to you at 3M’s expense. Alternatively, and until a product solution is available, you can elect to receive cash in the amount of $200 USD when you return your unit. As an interim solution for applications requiring 100% continuous connection in leading edge applications with sufficient fall clearance, 3M recommends the DBI-SALA EZ-Stop Leading Edge 100% Tie-Off Cable Shock Absorbing Lanyard. You can also contact 3M Customer Service at 1-833-638-2697 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional recall information.
Distributors: Please contact our Customer Service department at 1-833-638-2697 or email us at email@example.com to obtain a listing of all Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL’s sold to you. If you have any of these units in stock, please return them to 3M Fall Protection for credit at 3M’s expense. Please immediately forward this Notice to any of your customers/users who have purchased Nano-Lok edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL’s from you with an urgent request that they read and comply with this Notice.
3M remains committed to providing quality products and services to our customers. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this situation may cause to you or your customers. We appreciate your continued support of 3M Fall Protection products and services.