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Capital Safety Product Recall Notice for Lad-Saf Sleeve


Dear Customer:

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

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.