3M Fall Protection has announced an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge and the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back Self-Retracting Lifeline.
These Twin-Leg Nano-Loks are used as part of a personal fall protection system that connects two self-retracting lifelines/devices (SRLs/SRDs) directly under the dorsal D-ring of a worker’s harness.
The Twin-Leg Nano-Lok edge is intended to be anchored at foot-level, is designed for sharp and/or leading-edge applications and incorporates an energy absorber.
The Twin-Leg Nano-Lok Wrap Back is intended for wrapping around an anchor and incorporates a similar energy absorber.
3M has determined that in a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber of these devices may not properly deploy which could expose the worker to serious injury or death.
Customers who own the devices can return them to 3M to be repaired or replaced as soon as a solution is “identified, tested and certified,” the company said. Owners may also elect to receive cash payments as long as there is not a replacement solution available.
There have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this issue.