Product Advisory: Use of Dorsal D-Ring Extenders in Leading-Edge Applications

January 11, 2019
January 14, 2019
3M Fall Protection has received a series of inquiries regarding the use of dorsal D-ring extenders with Leading Edge SRL’s in leading/sharp edge environments. To address this issue, 3M Fall Protection is issuing the attached Product Advisory. There have been no reports of injuries or accidents associated with this condition. The performance of the D-ring extenders and the Leading-Edge (LE) SRL’s sold by 3M meet or exceed all regulatory requirements. However, when used together in a leading/sharp edge application, it is possible for the lanyard, subsystem, or other system components (such as the SRL shock-pack/energy absorber) to come into contact with, abrade against, or be severed by an unprotected sharp edge.
Please email or fax a copy of the attached Product Advisory notice directly to your customers who have purchased any Leading-Edge SRL’s from you. If you have not received the history report of our sales to you, please call us at 800-387-7484 (ext. 5908) or email The Advisory provides instructions for end users who have any questions or concerns. Alternatively, if you provide us with a list of customers who have purchased Leading Edge SRL’s from you, we will communicate directly with your customers on this issue.
3M Fall Protection is continually reviewing options designed to improve worker safety in leading edge environments. If you have any questions, please contact 3M Fall Protection Technical Services at 800-387-7484.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in reaching your customers with this information.
Please email any technical questions to: 3M Fall Protection Technical Services at 800-387-7484 or email
John Fuke, Technical Service Manager, Canada
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