Please be advised of the recent Recall Notices from 3M regarding fall protection devices. It is recommended that you check your site fall protection inventory for affected devices as well as communicate the issue with your contractors who may work from heights.

Regarding the Twin Leg Nano-Lok

The twin-leg Wrap Back Nano-Lok is intended for wrapping around an anchor and incorporates a similar energy absorber. 3M has determined that in the event of a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber may not properly deploy which could expose the worker to serious injury or death. Although there have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this issue, these products must be removed from service immediately.

Regarding the Protecta Rope Grab

3M Fall Protection has determined that the 3M™ PROTECTA® Cobra Mobile/Manual Rope Grab AC202D is incorrectly stamped for use with 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter rope on the exterior body of the unit. This Cobra Rope Grab is certified for use ONLY with 5/8 inch diameter polyester or polypropylene rope. All marketing information and the Instructions for Use (IFU) for this rope grab correctly identify the size of rope to be used as 5/8 inch polyester/polypropylene rope.  In the event of a fall from height, a Cobra Rope Grab used with 1/2 inch diameter rope may not arrest the fall and could result in serious injury or death to the worker.

Per the notifications, 3M has determined that in the event of a fall under certain conditions their devices may not perform properly, “which could expose the workers to serious injury or death”.  3M is advising a “global stop use” of Nano-Lok edge SRL units, Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRL units, and 1/2”-3/4” Protecta Cobra Rope Grab devices.

Effective immediately Nano-Lok EDGE SRLs, Wrap Back Twin-Leg SRLs, and 1/2”-3/4” Protecta Cobra Rope Grab devices are to be taken out of service.

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