LJB would like to thank Michael Schwartzmiller (aka “Rocket” due to his pitching abilities) of GE Aviation for passing along this important fall protection product recall. 3M recently completed an analysis of GW-7 and GW-11 Series Self-Retracting Lanyards for quality purposes. The company identified a limited number of these units that do not properly achieve lock up during the user pre-inspection pull test on the webbing lifeline (as required by the User Instructions and OSHA regulations).
As a result, 3M requests that you immediately remove from service and quarantine all models of G-Series Self-Retracting Lanyards within your inventory. G-Series model numbers are provided below for reference.
We commend 3M for its commitment to providing quality products and services. Contact Ray Mann, 3M Fall Protection Technical Service, at 704-743-2406 for product return information.
3M™ G-Series Retractable Lanyard Models:
GW-7, GW-11, GW-7-0241A, GW-7-0241H, GW-11-0241A, GW-11-0241H, GW-11NS, DLGW-7, DLGW-7-0241A and DLGW-11-0241A