This is not a recall and the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Self-Rescue Training Descent Systems P/N 3320037 remains safe to use for training purposes.
This product advisory applies only to the training model RSQ (#3320037). No other models are affected. A training RSQ has the word “Training” in green on the outside of the backpack (see photograph).
The 3M™ DBI-SALA® Self-Rescue Descent Systems: Training Model P/N3320037 is a self-rescue system that has a harness mounted backpack containing a spooled lifeline feeding through a sealed descent device. In an emergency, the user can release the Easy-Link™ D-Ring and initiate a descent or if incapacitated, a rescuer can initiate the descent using a rescue pole.
As part of 3M Fall Protection’s on-going commitment to delivering high quality safety equipment, we continually evaluate feedback from our customers on product performance. Through the evaluation of returned training units, we have detected that the inner rope spool may develop a crack after multiple uses. The number of occurrences is very low, and we are not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition. This condition could impact the ability of the trainee-user to descend.