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DBI-SALA Lad-Saf Sleeve - Product Stop Use and Recall/Replacement Notice - USA Distributor

Region 2 VPP Sites:

Please see the 3M email chain below regarding a product recall.

Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program.


Dear Capital Safety/3M USA Distributor:

"Capital Safety/3M recently reviewed the performance of the original Lad-Saf™ sleeve in the field, including a limited number of incidents involving a serious injury or death in the United States while using the sleeve. Although our review did not reveal product hazard or risk scenarios that would arise in the ordinary and proper use of the product, it did reveal potential misuse scenarios that could result in serious injury or death. The potential misuse scenarios include interference with the braking mechanism (such as entanglement with cords, lanyards, clothing or other materials, or grasping the sleeve prior to or during a fall), or result from the user attaching the sleeve upside down (user inversion). No safety regulator has made a finding that the design of the original Lad-Saf sleeve is defective.

This Notice applies only to the original Lad-Saf sleeve and does not affect the X2 & X3 versions of the sleeve.

At 3M, customer safety and confidence are high priorities. In light of the reported incidents and potential misuse scenarios, we have discontinued sale of the original Lad-Saf sleeve, and are voluntarily initiating a full recall of all original Lad-Saf sleeves.

Please refer to the attached Product Stop Use and Recall/Replacement Notice. The Notice provides instructions to end-users on how to return their original Lad-Saf sleeves for a replacement X2 or X3 Lad-Saf sleeve (depending on their needs and cable size). We ask that you mail, fax or email the attached Notice directly to your customers who have purchased this product.

We thank you for your support and anticipated cooperation in reaching your customers with this information.

Please email any questions you have to"

(This is shared from an email sent to the Region 2 VPP Sites from Richard F. Brown, CSP, CFPS, VPP Manager, US DOL OSHA)SaveSaveSave

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