Manufactures Recall: 3M PROTECTA Cobra Rope Grab AC202D - Stop Use and Product Recall
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Type:  Product Recall/Alert

Publisher:  3M Corporation, United States

Published As:  Public

Date: 

Topics:  Product Recalls/Alerts, Fall Protection

3M Fall Protection has determined that the 3M PROTECTA Cobra Mobile/Manual Rope Grab AC202D is incorrectly stamped for use with 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter rope on the exterior body of the unit. This Cobra Rope Grab is certified for use ONLY with 5/8 inch diameter polyester or polypropylene rope. All marketing information and the Instructions for Use (IFU) for this rope grab correctly identify the size of rope to be used as 5/8 inch polyester/polypropylene rope.

In the event of a fall from height, a Cobra Rope Grab used with 1/2 inch diameter rope may not arrest the fall and could result in serious injury or death to the worker. To remedy this situation, 3M is launching a Stop Use & Product Recall to replace all AC202D and related Cobra Rope Grabs that are stamped 1/2"-3/4" Dia.

Users/Owners: Immediately stop using and inspect your Cobra Rope Grab as described below:

Step 1: Verify the rope diameter is stamped 1/2"-3/4" Dia on the front side of the unit

Step 2: Verify the rope grab is stamped PROTECTA COBRA on the front side of the unit

Note: If the unit is stamped 5/8 inch diameter OR if the unit has a white label showing 5/8 inch diameter, then the unit is safe to return to normal use (see image on right for correct 5/8" diameter marking).

Link to manufactures recall notice: https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1724145O/3m-protecta-cobra-rope-grab-ac202d-stop-use-product-recall-notice.pdf
Link to manufactures Notifications and Advisories webpage: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/worker-health-safety-us/safety-resources-training-news/safety-news/ppe-notifications-and-advisories/

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