The following information was released by 3M on 9-18 and may be of use to those in the industry.

3M™ G-Series Retractable Lanyard Models:
GW-7, GW-11, GW-7-0241A, GW-7-0241H, GW-11-0241A, GW-11-0241H, GW-11NS, DLGW-7, DLGW-7-0241A and DLGW-11-0241A

In an effort to ensure that 3M provides our customers with quality products and services, we have recently completed an analysis of GW-7 and GW-11 Series Self-Retracting Lanyards that were returned to us. We have identified a limited number of these units which do not properly achieve lock up during the user pre-inspection pull test on the webbing lifeline (as required by the User Instructions and OSHA regulations).

As a result, 3M requests that you immediately remove from service and quarantine all models of G-Series Self-Retracting Lanyards within your inventory. G-Series model numbers are provided at the top of this announcement for reference.

We request that the following steps be implemented:

  1. Immediately stop use and quarantine all inventory of G-Series products.
  2. Contact Ray Mann, 3M Fall Protection Technical Service, at 704-743-2406 for product return information.


3M remains committed to providing quality products and services to our customers. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause you.

Thank you for your continued support and use of 3M products and services.