February 28, 2018
Cranberry Township, PA — Personal protective equipment manufacturer MSA has issued a Stop Use notice for certain welding harnesses.10151154 - 304 HARNESS,BLK,KEVLAR,BKD,SD,STD
After a field report and an MSA investigation, the company is advising customers to stop using Gravity Welder Harnesses made between July 2015 and Jan. 29 that are marked with the following part numbers:
10158954 - 304 HARNESS,BLK,KEVLAR,BKD,SD,XSM
10158956 - 304 HARNESS,BLK,KEVLAR,BKD,SD,XLG
10158957 - 304 HARNESS,BLK,KEVLAR,BKD,SD,SXL
Affected harnesses should be taken out of service, marked “UNUSABLE” and destroyed, MSA states in the Jan. 29 notice.
The leg strap and chest strap of the affected harnesses are incompatible, MSA states. In case of a fall, the shoulder straps might extend and alter the protection provided by the harness.