URGENT: Recall on 3M Harness Product
Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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.
To address this situation, in the interests of worker safety, 3M is launching a global stop use of the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge and Twin-Leg Nano-Lok Wrap Back SRL devices. 3M is recalling all these devices to be repaired or replaced as soon as a solution is identified, tested and certified. Alternatively, end-users may elect to receive cash for their returned devices as described below. This stop use/recall affects all models of the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge and Twin-Leg Wrap Back SRLs since first introduced in 2013. This stop use/recall does not affect the single-leg versions of these models.
Users/owners should stop using affected Nano-Loks immediately and take them out of service. At this time, these users/owners can choose to receive one of these benefits for each affected Nano-Lok they own: A free, repaired or new replacement Nano-Lok (when made available) or can be paid back in cash ($200 or $400 USD based on the date of manufacture).