3M Recalls Hard Hats Due to Shock Hazard

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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Summary Statement

This recall involves the 3M hard hats sold online. Vented hard hats sold online were marketed to protect against electric shock, but they do not provide this protection. This recall involves 3M vented hard hats sold under the 3M™, 3M™ Tekk Protection™ and AOSafety™ brands. The hard hats are white, have eight, ¾-inch long ventilation slits along each side at the hat’s crown and have a ratchet adjustment for fit. “3M” or “AOSafety” is molded into the white plastic on the top of the brim. “XLR8 VENTED” is molded onto the bottom of the brim. “ANSI Z89.1” is printed on a sticker inside the hard hats. No injuries have been reported.
June 23, 2016