If you have purchased a hard hat from 3M that claimed to protect you against an electrical shock, you may be due a free replacement hard hat, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced recently. The company has recalled a specific hard hat that was marketed as providing electrical shock protection, but they later found out that it does not. About 7,500 units of the specific hard hat have been sold online between January 2008 and April 2016. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported due to use of the hard hat.
Description of recalled hard hat:
- Sold under the brands 3M, 3M Tekk Protection, and AOSafety.
- Sold online only by Alliedelec.com, Amazon.com, and HomeDepot.com
- Cost: $15
- Color: white
- Have (8) ¾” ventilation slits along the
- Ratchet adjustment for fit
- “3M” or “AOSafety” is molded on top of brim
- “XLR8 VENTED” is molded on bottom of brim
- “ANSI Z89.1” printed on sticker inside of hat
What to do if you own this hard hat
Immediately replace this hard hat, especially if you are using it to prevent electrical shock. 3M is offering customers who purchased this product a free replacement. To get your replacement or for more information regarding the recall, follow the steps below:
- Contact 3M customer support at 1-800-494-3552 from 7 am to 6pm CT Monday through Friday, OR
- Visit 3M’s safety recall page by clicking here for more information
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