Fall prevention device recalled over safety concerns

Manufacturer urges customers to immediately stop using ladder cable sleeve

Posted September 8, 2016

Capital Safety/3M announced that it is voluntarily recalling its original Lad-Saf sleeve used to prevent falls from fixed ladders. The sleeve connects the user to a cable and locks onto it in the event of a fall.

A review in the field by the manufacturer found that potential misuse of the device, such as interference with the braking mechanism or attaching the sleeve upside down, could result in serious injury or death. The company is urging that any use of the original Lad-Saf sleeve be stopped immediately and that 3M Customer Services be contacted at (800) 328-6146 (ext. 2012) for information on how to return the product and receive a replacement.

The affected part numbers are: 6100016, 6116500, 6116501, 6116502, 6116503, 6116504, 6116505, 6116506, 6116507, 6116509, 6116512, 6116535, 6116540, 6116541, 6116542, 6116500C, 6116500SM, 6116507/A, and 6116540b.

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