IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
3M DBI-SALA ® 16 Foot Talon Self Retracting Lifeline
Only Affects Lot Codes 12092430 through 18062730
Dear 3M Fall Protection Distributor:
3M Fall Protection has detected a small quantity of DBI-SALA ® 16 Ft. Talon™ Self Retracting Lifelines that are defective due to an assembly error. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition. However, this assembly error would result in the unit not arresting a fall, which could result in serious injury or death. To remedy this situation, 3M Fall Protection is launching a global Stop Use & Recall Field Service Action to inspect, and repair or replace all 16 ft. Talon Self-Retracting Lifelines with lot codes 12092430 through 18062730 at no cost to all end users.
Please refer to the Stop Use & Recall Field Service Action Notice. The Notice provides instructions for end users and contact information if they have any questions or concerns. We ask that you immediately mail, fax or email the attached Notice directly to your customers who have purchased this product, and undertake any other efforts that you believe could help to put this information in the hands of customers or end users.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in reaching your customers with this information.
Please email any questions you have to 3MCAFPServiceAction@mmm.com.
I had been through all the training on the self-retracting lanyard safety system, but that was a year or so back. I still felt pretty confident and figured I knew most of what I needed to know. I mentioned this to my co-worker while we were putting on our gear and he said that I shouldn't be concerned about being a little rusty as we weren't going to be on the job that long. A nearby worker was quick to tell us that this type of attitude was fine if we didn't mind falling fifty feet. Putting that thought in my head was enough to get me to speak to my supervisor about needing to familiarize myself again with how to properly use my fall safety equipment.
The Portable Fall Arrest Trailer System combines the simplicity of a horizontal rail and trolley system with a portable structure to provide reliable fall protection where it's needed, when it's needed. The trailer-mounted system can be easily transported on the job site. The unit is self-contained and does not require a special vehicle to transport it.
Please see the attached DBI-SALA™ Lad-Saf Sleeve recall/replacement notice The incidents reported were due to misuse of the traveller and not defects in the sleeve design itself. With the Stop Use/Quarantine notice, and no immediate replacement X2 or X3 sleeves available, this could potentially put many operations out of service, causing site delays and standby costs.
In order to avoid potential operations downtime and additional delays, you can contact 3M™ Customer Services at 1-800-387-7484, ext 2012, for additional information on the safe use the affected sleeves until replacements can be made available.