The Crosby Group has determined the listed 7/8” shackles above may have a condition that can reduce the ultimate load capacity from the published catalog values. The shackle bow may have a previously undetected defect, and continued use may result in loss of load, property damage, severe injury, or death.
By use of the production identification code (PIC) symbols appearing on the product, Crosby has determined that the 7/8” 6.5t shackles with PIC 5VJ shown on the bow may have this condition.
They are requesting that industry personnel identify all such shackles, remove them from service, and arrange for return and replacement by contacting their Crosby distributor. For more information concerning the safety notice, contact technical support at 800-772-1500.