DBI-SALA Lad-Saf Sleeve Recall


Capital Safety/3M have issued a Product Stop Use and Recall/Replacement Notice on the DBI-SALA Lad-Saf Sleeve.


Capital Safety/3M recently reviewed the performance of the original Lad-Saf sleeve in the field, including incidents that resulted in serious injury or death in the United States while using the sleeve. Although the 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)
  • The user attaching the sleeve upside down (user inversion).

Note: No safety regulator has found that the design of the original Lad-Saf sleeve is defective.

In light of the reported incidents and potential misuse scenarios, 3M has discontinued sale of the original Lad-Saf sleeve, and is voluntarily initiating a full recall of all original Lad-Saf sleeves.

Owners/users of original Lad-Saf sleeves must:

  1. Immediately stop using and quarantine all original Lad-Saf sleeves.

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

  1. Contact 3M customer services: 1-800-328-6146 (ext. 2012), or email [email protected]. 3M will replace affected units with the X2 or X3 Lad-Saf sleeves.

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