3M Fall Protection (formerly Capital Safety) has received field reports of broken end-posts (also known as Lead Energy Absorbing Posts, or “LEAP posts”) used in roof-mounted EvolutionTM Horizontal Lifeline Systems. 3M has launched a global Stop Use – Field Service Action to address this situation. The same Evolution end-posts are also used in Free Standing Counterweight Anchor systems. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition.
To address the Free Standing Counterweight Anchor situation, 3M is launching a global Stop Use – Field Service Action to retrieve and replace all end-posts used in these Anchors sold between 2005 and 2015 (at which time the Evolution end-post was discontinued and replaced with a Roof Safe end-post).
View notice here. 3M Counterweight Anchor Notice USA 05172017 EN