MSA is issuing this User Safety Notice to inform the industry that MSA has received field reports of a limited number of Latchways Standard Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL) in which some internal bolts came loose.
MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, we are requesting that you perform the actions outlined in this notice. Over time, the loose bolts will be identifiable by the user as extraction of the cable from the SRL housing will no longer be possible.
However, MSA’s investigation has determined that this may be preceded by a window of time in which a fall may not be arrested. Our investigation has determined that a small percentage of the part numbers in Table 1 that were manufactured between May 11 and December 3, 2020 may be affected.
The full notice and the steps for indentify potentially affected SRLs is available here.