Stop Use & Recall Notice IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ edge Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifeline
July 25th, 2019
Dear 3M Fall Protection Distributor:
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-Lokedge 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-Lokedge 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-Lokedge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL’s since first introduced in 2013.
Upon receipt of this Notice, please contact our Customer Service department at 1-833-998-2243 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a listing of all Nano-Lokedge 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. 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-Lokedge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL’s from you with an urgent request that they read and comply with this Notice. Alternatively, if you provide us with a list of customers who have purchased the units from you, 3M Fall Protection will communicate directly with your customers.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in reaching your customers with this information.
Please email any questions to: 3MCAFPServiceAction@mmm.com
Global Quality Manager