DBI-SALA Lad-Saf™ Sleeve

Affected part numbers: 6100016, 6116500, 6116501, 6116502, 6116503, 6116504, 6116505, 6116506, 6116507, 6116509, 6116512, 6116535, 6116540, 6116541, 6116542, 6116500C, 6116500SM, 6116507/A, 6116540b, L3330, L3330-WEB-38, L3330-WEB-45, 6116540-45, Z4A-L3330-45, Z4A-L3330, L3330-N-EDI

Date range for sale: 1995 – 30 September 2016

Defect: The Lad-Saf sleeve has potential to be misused under scenarios which 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), or the user attaching the sleeve upside down (user inversion). No safety regulator has made a finding that the design of the Lad-Saf sleeve has caused injury or death in the ordinary or proper use of the product.

Hazard: Although our 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.

What to do:

  1. Immediately stop using and quarantine all original Lad-Saf sleeves.
  2. Contact your place of purchase to arrange return of units and discuss the replacement of your returned units with an X3+ sleeve, depending on your needs, at no cost to you. If you do not wish to receive a replacement X3+sleeve, your place of purchase will offer you a refund.

Contact details: Contact Capital Safety Customer Service at 1800 245 002 free call or email us at: LADSAFANZ@mmm.com.

Source: productsafety.gov.au for Australian product recall information