Stop Use and Return Notice: 3M™ Versaflo™ TR-6510N (OV/HE) and TR-6530N (OV/AG/HE) Cartridges

March 19, 2020

USER SAFETY ADVISORY NOTICE

TR-6510N and TR-6530N Cartridges

Stop Use and Return Notice - Immediate Action Required 

March 16, 2020 

Please immediately stop using all 3M™ Versaflo™ TR-6510N (OV/HE) and TR-6530N (OV/AG/HE) cartridges in your possession or control. The TR-6510N and TR-6530N cartridges are used with the 3M™ Versaflo™ TR-600 and TR-800 Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs). The TR-6510N cartridge is sold in a case of 5 and included in the 3M™ Versaflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator Painters Kit TR-800-PSK. The TR-6530N cartridge is also sold in a case of 5 and is included in the 3M™ Versaflo™ Heavy Industry PAPR Kit TR-600-HIK and TR-800-HIK.

Please read this document in its entirety as there are actions that warrant your immediate attention and action. Please also share this document with anyone who may have the affected products, such as someone to which you sold the products.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in reaching your customers with this information.

End Users: Immediately stop using the 3M TR-6510N and TR-6530N cartridges. Contact your 3M Distributor from whom you purchased the 3M TR-6510N and TR-6530N cartridges to have them replaced with a suitable 3M product or refund of purchase price.

Based on recent internal testing, we have discovered that certain units of TR-6510N and TR- 6530N cartridges (approximately 1.5%) may not pass the NIOSH requirements for HEPA particulate filters of at least 99.97% filtration efficiency. The TR-6510N and TR-6530N cartridges of concern may have a filter penetration of up to approximately 2% (filter efficiency of approximately 98%), which is below the relevant NIOSH requirements. The gas and vapor portion of these cartridges continues to meet the NIOSH requirements. Due to the construction of the cartridge and filter housing there is no way to inspect the cartridge to determine which ones may have a lower than expected filtration efficiency. Because of this, we ask that you cease use of any TR-6510N or TR-6530N cartridges being used for particulate filtration and return all unopened product to 3M Canada by e-mailing qualitycentral@mmm.com for return instructions and full credit. For opened product, please dispose of it appropriately according to applicable requirements; and communicate quantity to qualitycentral@mmm.com for credit. If you are an end-user, please contact your 3M Distributor from whom you purchased the 3M TR-6510N and TR-6530N cartridges to have them replaced with a suitable 3M product or refund of purchase price.

3M strives to provide the highest quality of respiratory protection products in the marketplace, and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

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