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Gaurdian Fall Protection System - Product Stop Usage Notification

IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED!

Stop Use and INSPECTION Notice

Edge CABLE Retractables 20ft., 25ft., 30ft. cable
                                      
To:National Safety Date: 5/16/06


From: Guardian Fall Protection

 

As a result of Guardian Fall Protection?s dedication to providing superior products and a total commitment to safety, Guardian has determined that Edge Series Retractable lifeline(s) invoiced to your company (see attachment for invoice dates) under these SPECIFIC SERIAL NUMBERS require factory inspection or in-the-field inspection by a Guardian Territory Manager.

 

Guardian has issued a "Stop Use and Inspection" notice on the cable Guardian Edge Series Retractables 20ft. and longer (this notice does not affect the Edge 11ft. models or the Edge 20ft. web models).  If a Guardian Territory Manager is unable to inspect the unit in the field the affected units must be returned to the factory for inspection.

 

REQUIRED ACTION FOR DISTRIBUTORS:

  1. Identify customers who have purchased the affected by/involved units.  Guardian has provided a list of units purchased by your company to include affected Serial Numbers and Drop Ship information.  If you prefer, on your behalf, Guardian can contact your end users and arrange return of affected units or schedule a Guardian Territory Manager to inspect the affected units.
  2. Send a copy of this "Stop Use and Inspection" notice (included with this package) to the users you have identified by June 1, 2006.
  3. Remove inventory affected by this ?Stop Use and Inspection? notice and take the following steps:

 

REQUIRED ACTION FOR CUSTOMERS WITH AFFECTED UNITS:
Guardian TM Field Inspection of Affected Units:
Only Guardian Territory Managers are authorized to field-inspect the units and issue Certificates of Inspection on-site.  All other inspections shall occur by sending the Edge Series Retractable Lifelines on this notice to Guardian?s Kent, WA factory.

Please contact your Guardian Territory Manager to arrange an inspection.  If you have any question please contact Guardian at 800-466-6385.

Return of Affected Units to Guardian Factory:
Distributors and End-Users with affected units are instructed to contact Guardian Customer Service if they have any questions.  Guardian will issue a Return Inspection Number (RIN Number) to facilitate and expedite the inspection process.  Freight will be paid by Guardian.


DO NOT RETURN PRODUCTS WITHOUT HAVING RECEIVED AN RIN-NUMBER .


MODELS AFFECTED BY/INVOLVED In "Stop Use and Inspection Notice":
Item I.D.                 Description
10910                                    Edge 20ft. cable retractable
10912                                    Edge 25ft. cable retractable
10915                                    Edge 30ft. cable retractable

Some 20ft., 25ft., and 30ft. models may have been marked on Invoices or Packing Slips as Item I.D.'s:
09994                                    109 - - - Edge Series Cable Retractable
09992                                    109 - - - Edge Series Cable Retractable
09990                                    109 - - - Edge Series Cable Retractable

MODELS NOT AFFECTED BY/INVOLVED:
Item I.D.                 Description
01530                                    8ft. web retractable
10900                                    Edge 11ft. web retractable
10905                                    Edge 11ft. web retractable w/swivel snaphook
10906                                    Edge 20ft. web retractable
10909                                    Edge 20ft. web retractable w/swivel snaphook
04 - - -                                    Any model beginning with 04, such as 04500 50ft. retractable


DISTRIBUTORS must take immediate action to complete the following steps:

  1. Identify customers who have purchased the affected by/involved units.  Guardian has provided a list of units purchased by your company.
  2. Send a copy of this "Stop Use and Inspection" notice (included with this package) to the users you have identified by June 1, 2006.
  3. Upon completion of your mailing/contact with identified customers, confirm in writing to Guardian.  Send confirmation of mailing/contact to:

Guardian Fall Protection, Inc.
26513 79 th  Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032

Attn: Engineering/RT Inspection


We apologize for the inconvenience and are confident that corrective measures will address the product concern.  If you have any questions, please contact Guardian at 800-466-6385.

Thank you for your time.

 

Ed Marquardt
President, Guardian Fall Protection

 

Thomas Lee
Director of QC, Guardian Fall Protection

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