Safety Technical Alert No. 39
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Issued: 19th October 2011
Subject: 3M Fall Protection Product Recall-G Series Retractable Lanyards
3M G-Series Retractable Lanyard Models:
GW-7, GW-11, GW-7-0241A, GW-7-0241H, GW-11-0241A, GW-11-0241H, GW-11NS, DLGW-7, DLGW-7-0241A and DLGW-11-0241A
3M Have issued the following statement to their customers :
"In an effort to ensure that 3 M provides our customers with quality products and services we have recently completed an anlaysis of GW-7 and GW-11 Series Self-Retracting Lanyards that were returned to us. We have identified a limited number of these units which do not properly achieve lock up during the user pre-inspection pull test on the webbing lifeline (as required by the user instructions and OSHA regulations).
As a result, 3M requests that you immediately remove them from service and quarantine all models of G Series Self Retracting Lanyards within your inventory. G Series model numbers are provided at the top of this announcement for reference.
We request that the following steps are implemented:
1. Immediately stop use and quarantine all inventory of G Series products
2. Contact Ray Mann, 3M Fall Protection Technical Service at 704-743-2400 for prosuct return information.
3M remains committed to providing quality products and services to our customer. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this situation may cause you."