3M Product Advisory for Shock Absorbing Lanyards


3M Fall Protection issued a Product Advisory to notify users of the 3M™ PROTECTA® PRO-Stop™ Single Leg & Pro™ Pack Twin Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyards are not consistently meeting the OSHA requirements for breaking strength.

During internal testing of certain PRO-Stop™ and Pro™ Pack lanyard models manufactured before December 1, 2020, 3M found that a small percentage of tested units did not meet the OSHA 1926.502 (d)(9) static requirement of achieving 5,000 pounds minimum breaking strength.

The University must provide and install fall protection equipment that complies with the OSHA standard. University units with PRO-Stop™ and Pro™ Pack lanyard models should check the part numbers and model numbers listed on the Product Advisory and follow instructions provided on the 3M website.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the 3M Fall Protection Customer Service Team at 3musfpserviceaction@mmm.com or call 833.638.2697.