Late yesterday, 3M issued a Stop Use Recall on Select 3M™ DBI-SALA® ShockWave™2 Arc Flash Shock Absorbing Lanyards. 3M stated the product should be removed from service until inspection is performed although no reports of injuries or accidents have occured.
The company issued the following statement:
“As part of 3M Fall Protection’s ongoing commitment to delivering high quality safety equipment, we are notifying our customers of the following information related to specific 3M™ DBI-SALA® ShockWave™2 Arc Flash Shock Absorbing Lanyards. During an internal review, 3M Fall Protection has identified a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of devices. This manufacturing issue could result in the lanyard not performing properly in the event of a fall, which could result in severe injury or death. Please reference Appendix A for products that are impacted by this notice. There have been no reports of injuries, accidents, or complaints associated with this issue.”
A copy of this notice can be found here.