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3M Recalls Hard Hats Due to Shock Hazard

  • Recalled 3M hard hat
  • Recalled 3M hard hat
Name of Product:
Vented hard hats
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.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
June 23, 2016
Units:
About 7,500
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" for more information, or www.DIY.3M.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.

Recall Details

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.
Incidents/Injuries:
None reported
Sold At:
Online at Alliedelec.com, Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com from January 2008 through April 2016 for about $15.
Importer(s):
3M Company, of St. Paul, Minn.
Distributor(s):
3M Company, of St. Paul, Minn.
Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
16-201
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