Joint Safety Committee - Western Ohio Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 82 

Product Recalls

Name of product: Ceiling Fans

Units: About 7,000

Importer: Westinghouse Lighting Corp., of Philadelphia, Pa.

Hazard: The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan’s maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail. This poses fire and shock hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The following (see link) Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fans with 24, 30 and 42-inch diameter blades are included in this recall. “Westinghouse” is printed on the fan’s ceiling canopy. The item number is printed on the fan’s motor housing. [see all details]

Capital Safety is aware of a reported inadvertent disconnection during use of the locking snaphook used in a series of Y-shaped Protecta lanyards with twin elastic lanyard legs that both attach directly to the eye of the snaphook. The locking snaphook used on these lanyards is part number 9502573. [see affected products and kits

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

In an effort to ensure that 3M provides our customers with quality products and services, we have recently completed an analysis of GW-7 and GW-11 Series Self-Retracting Lanyards that were returned to us. We have identified a limited number of these units which 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 at the top of this announcement for reference.

We request that the following steps be implemented:

1. Immediately stop use and quarantine all inventory of G-Series products.

2. Contact Ray Mann, 3M Fall Protection Technical Service, at 704-743-2406 for product return information.

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Petzl America Recalls Scorpio and Absorbica Safety Lanyards due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Scorpio and Absorbica Shock Absorbing Lanyards [see details]

Harris Products

The highest priority of The Harris Products Group is the safety of our products and our customers who use them.  For this reason, Harris has implemented a recall on certain torch-type swivel flashback arrestors which were shipped from Harris between May 1, 2010 and January 14, 2011. [see details]