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Product recall indicates fall-protection gear worth checking regularly

Franklin, PA -- Miller Fall Protection, a division of Bacou-Dalloz, following an investigation of an issue reported...


Health & Safety

April 4, 2007
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Franklin, PA — Miller Fall Protection, a division of Bacou-Dalloz, following an investigation of an issue reported by one of its customers involving the Miller MiniLite Fall Limiter (FL11), had ordered a recall of the product near the end of 2005. This is simply a reminder to check your fall protection gear.

“Our findings reveal that during the period of August 2003 though August 2005, a manufacturing process was utilized that may have caused improper assembly of an internal component,” says a Miller Stop Use and Replace Notice issued in December 2005.

“Originally it was believed this assembly procedure would not affect performance. In August 2005, a new manufacturing process was started that was fully implemented by Sept 1, 2005. Our recent investigation now shows that the assembly process used during August 2003 through August 2005 may result in the remote possibility of the unit functioning improperly in a fall.

“Although we believe the possibility is remote, our customers safety and confidence is our highest priority. Given that, we have decided to replace all models listed below manufactured between August 2003 and August 2005.”

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Products included in the notice include: Miller MiniLite Fall Limiter, Titan Fall Limiter, and a variety of Miller Custom Models. “Miller and Titan models manufactured outside of these dates are not affected. No other Miller self-retracting lifelines are affected,” the company stated.

For more information, contact Miller Fall Protection, Engineering Technical Services Department, 1345 15th St., Franklin, PA 16323, or visit www.bacou-dalloz.com.