DBI-SALA® Lad-Saf™ Sleeve -
PRODUCT STOP USE AND RECALL/REPLACEMENT NOTICE
Our records show that you purchased a Lad-Saf Sleeve from us in the last few
years, and we are writing to pass along some information regarding this product,
direct from the manufacturer.
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 the original Lad-Saf sleeves for a replacement X2
or X3 Lad-Saf sleeve (depending on their needs and cable size).
Please email any questions regarding this product recall to LADSAFNA@mmm.com.
If you have any other questions or if you would like further clarification on the
recall, just give us a call at 800-829-9580.