3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit NEX™ Harnesses Inspection Notice – Immediate Action Required

Inspection Notice

Inspection Notice – 3M™ DBI-SALA® ExoFit NEX™ Harnesses

Immediate Action Required



Dear 3M Fall Protection Distributor:

3M Fall Protection has learned of the possibility of a manufacturing defect in a dorsal d-ring utilized in ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018. Although there have been no reported incidents involving this condition, a dorsal d-ring with this defect will not support the load in a fall arrest event which could result in serious injury or death. Harnesses manufactured only within this date range require immediate inspection for lot number 09P1 stamped into a dorsal d-ring.  We believe that only one harness was manufactured with a defective D-ring, but we urge inspection of all potentially affected harnesses out of an abundance of caution in the interests of worker safety.

To address the situation, 3M Fall Protection is launching a global Inspection Notice. As set out in the attached Notice, all ExoFit NEX™ harnesses manufactured between January 2016 and December 2018 require inspection prior to use.

Please refer to the attached Inspection Notice: 3M ExoFit NEX Inspection Notice April 16th 2019 EN_ES USA Rev B . The Notice provides instructions for end users and contact information if they have any questions or concerns. We ask that you immediately mail, fax or email the attached Notice directly to your customers who have purchased this product, and undertake any other efforts that you believe could help to put this information in the hands of customers or end users.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in reaching your customers with this information.

Please email any questions you have to 3MUSFPServiceAction@mmm.com