DBI-SALA Lad-Saf Sleeve - Stop Use and Voluntary Recall / Replacement
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.
1. Immediately stop using and quarantine all original Lad-Saf sleeves. Affected part numbers are:
6100016, 6116500, 6116501, 6116502, 6116503, 6116504, 6116505, 6116506, 6116507, 6116509,
6116512, 6116535, 6116540, 6116541, 6116542, 6116500C, 6116500SM, 6116507/A, 6116540b
2. Contact 3M Customer Services at 1-800-328-6146 (ext. 2012), or email us at [email protected]
to discuss the replacement of your returned units with an X2 or X3 sleeve, depending on your needs,
at no cost to you.