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3M Recalls Hard Hats Due to Shock Hazard

Terry Penny

3M Recalls Hard Hats Due to Shock Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Vented hard hats

3m

Hazard:

Hard hats sold online were marketed to protect against electric shock, but they do not provide this protection, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Recall Details

Units

About 7,500 plus workers at risk know to date!

Description

This recall involves 3M vented hard hats sold under the 3M™, 3M™ Tekk Protection™ and AOSafety™ brands. The hard hats are white, have eight, ¾-inch long ventilation slits along each side at the hat’s crown and have a ratchet adjustment for fit.  “3M” or “AOSafety” is molded into the white plastic on the top of the brim.  “XLR8 VENTED” is molded onto the bottom of the brim. “ANSI Z89.1” is printed on a sticker inside the hard hats. This recall only involves the 3M hard hats sold online.

Remedy

Consumers who purchased the hard hats online for protection against electrical shock should immediately stop using them and contact 3M for a free replacement hard hat.

Consumer Contact:3M Company at 800-494-3552 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.3MSafety.com and click on “Safety Recall”.

 

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