Hook block, shackle and lifting tackle manufacturer Crosby has issued a safety alert for some of its 6.5 ton S2130 lifting shackles.
The Safety Alert is published below
“The Crosby group has issues a safety notice regarding some shackles that may have a condition that can reduce the ultimate load capacity from the published catalogue values. The shackle bow may have a previously undetected defect, and continued use may result in loss of load, property damage, severe injury, or death.
By use of the Production Identification Code (PIC) symbols appearing on the product, Crosby has determined the 7/8” 6.5t shackles with PIC 5VJ shown on the bow may have this condition. They are:
No other sizes or PICs are part of this safety notice.
If you identify any such 7/8” 6.5t shackles with PIC 5VJ, remove from service, and arrange for return and replacement. To return these products, please contact your Crosby distributor.
For more information concerning this safety notice, contact Crosby Technical Support at 1-800-772-1500.
Please inform your customer(s) of this Important Safety Notice, or if you know of other users of the
7/8” 6.5t shackles, please pass this notice on to that user, company, or firm.
We regret the inconvenience this may cause you and your organization, and thank you for your
cooperation. We are committed to providing you with the absolute best in Crosby quality.”