Recall: 3M Vented Hard Hats
On 2016-06-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 3M Vented Hard Hats due to a potential shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2008 for about $15.
About 8,000 units are involved in this 3M Company hat recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Tools Miscellaneous category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Hard hats sold online were marketed to protect against electric shock, but they do not provide this protection, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves 3M vented hard hats sold under the 3M(TM), 3M(TM) Tekk Protection(TM) and AOSafety(TM) 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.
These items were sold new+ Online at Alliedelec.com, Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com from January 2008 through April 2016 for about $15.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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