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3M™ Macurco™ Fixed Gas Carbon Monoxide Detectors CM-1B, CM-2B, CM-3 and CS102A Discontinuation

Effective December 31, 2010, 3M™ Macurco™ Fixed Gas Carbon Monoxide Detectors CM-1B, CM-2B, CM-3 and CS102A are being discontinued. The newly released 3M™ Macurco™ Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector, Controller and Transducer CM-6 is the replacement product for the CM-1B, CM-2B and CM-3. The replacement for the CS102 is the 3M™ Macurco™ CM-4. Details [PDF 38 KB]

Posted 2010-12-03

The 3M™ Macurco™ Combustible Fixed Gas Detectors GD-1-SPC-PRO and GD-1-SPC-NG are Discontinued

With its quick installation and intuitive and easy operation, the 3M™ Macurco Combustible Fixed Gas Detector GD-2A is the direct replacement for the discontinued models. Details [PDF 14 KB]

Posted 2010-10-11

Select 3M™ H-Series Hoods are Now Discontinued

Please see the attached document for detailed information on the discontinued 3M™ H-Series Hoods and suggested replacement products. Details [PDF 16 KB]

Posted 2010-08-17

Select 3M™ Breathe Easy™ Cartridge Discontinuation

Select 3M™ Breathe Easy™ Cartridges will be discontinued effective November 1st. 2010. These cartridges are used as a component of 3M Breathe Easy Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR). Each discontinued cartridge has a replacement option - see notice for full details. Details [PDF 16 KB]

Posted 2010-08-02

3M™ Rope Grab 117 to be replaced by the 3M™ Anti-Panic Grip Rope Grab 129

3M is pleased to announce the new 3M™ Rope Grab 129, which will replace the existing 3M™ Rope Grab 117 offering. Like the Rope Grab 117 it will replace, the Rope Grab 129 is stainless steel, fits 5/8″ rope, is selftrailing and is compliant to ANSI Z359.1 2007 standards and OSHA 1910.66 and 1926.502 regulations. The Rope Grab 129 offers the additional benefit of incorporating an anti-panic grip feature, compliant to CSA Z259.2.1-98 standards. Details [PDF 100 KB]

Posted 2010-05-26

3M™ Macurco™ CM-15A 12-24V CO Detector

Effective immediately, 3M OH&ESD is announcing the discontinuation of the 3M™ Macurco™ CM-15A 12-24V CO Detector. For those customers who need a UL-approved CO Detector with similar specifications, we recommend the 3M™ Carbon Monoxide Fixed Gas Detector CM-E1, Stock Number 70-0715-4473-1 listed to UL2075. Details [PDF 16 KB]

Posted 2010-02-08

3M Gas Detection Consolidation

The 3M Gas Detection product line is being streamlined to focus resources on Fixed Gas applications. Details [PDF 13 KB]

Posted 2009-12-16

Select 3M™ Half and Full Facepiece Respirator Kits

3M will be discontinuing four 3M™ Half and Full Facepiece Respirator Kits. The individual product components of the kits, however, will remain available as separate products. Please see the attached files for details. Details [PDF 25 KB]

Posted 2009-11-16

Select 3M™ Industrial Store Front Packaged Kits

3M will be discontinuing several 3M™ Industrial Store Front Packaged SKUs. The individual product components of these kits, however, will remain available as separate industrial products. Please see the attached files for details. Details [PDF 28 KB]

Posted 2009-11-16

3M™ Full Facepiece 6800PD and 3M™ Full Facepiece 6900PD

Please see the attached notice for more information regarding this product discontinuation. Details [PDF 16 KB]

Posted 2009-02-01

Certain Powered and Supplied Air (P&SA) Product Parts

As part of 3M's ongoing effort to make our powered and supplied air products less complex, we are announcing the discontinuation of certain Powered and Supplied Air (P&SA) product parts effective immediately. Please read the product discontinuation notice for further details. [PDF 28 KB]

Posted 2007-02-02

3M™ Air-Mate™ Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

3M is announcing the discontinuation of 3M™ Air-Mate™ Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) products as of August 17, 2006. Please read the official announcement for further details. [PDF 24 KB]

Posted 2006-07-24

3M™ Face-Mounted Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) W-3265S-Medium and W-3265S-Large, Silicone

3M is announcing the immediate discontinuation of the following products. Please see the discontinuation notice for further details and recommended alternative products.

  • 3M™ Face-Mounted Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) W-3265S-Medium, Silicone
  • 3M™ Face-Mounted Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) W-3265S-Large, Silicone

Product Discontinuation Notice [PDF 24 KB]

Posted 2006-01-13

3M™ Hard Cap W-2860, 3M™ Breathing Tube W-2866, 3M™ Shroud W-2842-10, Tychem® QC, and 3M™ Extended Shroud W-3015-10

3M is announcing the immediate discontinuation of the 3M™ Hard Cap W-2860 and 3M™ Breathing Tube W-2866. Additionally, the 3M™ Shroud W-2842-10, Tychem® QC, and 3M™ Extended Shroud W-3015-10 will be discontinued December 31, 2005. Please see the product discontinuation notice below for more information.

[PDF 28 KB]

Posted 2005-10-17

3M™ Air-Mate™ External Charging Cable Assembly 520-04-24

3M is announcing the immediate discontinuation and obsolescence of the 3M™ Air-Mate™ External Charging Cable Assembly 520-04-24. Please see the product discontinuation notice below for more information.

520-04-24 [PDF 23 KB]

Posted 2005-09-27

3M™ Air Crown Headgear Assembly Products

3M is announcing the immediate discontinuation and obsolescence of the following 3M™ Air Crown Headgear products because the resin used to manufacture them is no longer available.

  • 3M™ Air Crown Headgear Assembly 520-03-99R01
  • 3M™ Base Assembly 030-01-09R01
  • 3M™ Brow Guard Assembly 030-05-01R01

All other replacement parts and accessories for the Air Crown Headgear will be available until December 2006. There is no direct replacement available for the discontinued parts. Depending upon the application, the most suitable products are as follows:

  • 3M™ General Purpose Headgear Assembly 520-01-83R01
  • 3M™ Head Cover BE-12-3, White, Tychem® QC (Formally 522-02-00R03)
  • 3M™ Head Cover BE-12L-3, White, Large, Tychem® QC (Formally 522-02-01R03)

All of these products are approved for use with the 3M™ Breathe Easy™ Belt-Mounted Turbo Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).

Posted 2005-04-17

3M™ Whitecap™ Abrasive Blasting Helmet Assembly W-8100

3M is no longer able to source the 3M™ Whitecap™ Abrasive Blasting Helmet Assembly W-8100, White, and is announcing this product's discontinuation effective May 1, 2005. It is recommended that the 3M™ Whitecap™ Abrasive Blasting Helmet Assembly W-8100B, Black, be a direct replacement of the 3M™ Whitecap™ Abrasive Blasting Helmet Assembly W-8100, White.

Posted 2005-04-17

3M™ Comfort Mask 8500

3M™ Comfort Mask 8500 will be discontinued effective June 30, 2003. Brochure [PDF 81 KB]

Posted 2003-06-02

3M™ Peltor™ Combat Arms™ Large Size Earplugs Product Advisory

This notice is to inform you of a potential issue with the large size (coyote brown) of the current version Single-Ended Combat Arms earplugs manufactured in 2010.

Product Notice [PDF 38 KB]

Posted 2010-12-20

3M™ Head Harness 6897/37005 Packaging Change

The replacement head harness for the 3M™ 6000 Series Full Facepiece, the 3M™ 6897/37005 Head Harness, is now being packaged without the buckles used to attach the head harness to the facepiece. This change has been implemented to make head harness replacement easier for the respirator wearer. The product part number has not changed and customers should begin seeing this product change on current orders. The user instructions for the 6897/37005 have been updated to reflect this change.

Head Harness Product Change Notice [PDF 18 KB]

Posted 2010-10-04

3M™ Air-Mate Airflow Indicator 021-14-00R01

3M has made a revision to the inspection procedure for the Air-Mate Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) User Instructions. This concerns the user performance check with Airflow Indicator 021-14-00R01. Users of the Air-Mate PAPR should read the User Advisory Notice and follow the addendum to the User Instructions.

User Advisory Notice [PDF 33 KB] | User Instructions Addendum [PDF 109 KB]

Posted 2009-11-20

Carbon Monoxide Sensor (CO) Product Recall

3M OH&ESD is issuing a product advisory notice regarding an industry wide recall on the Carbon Monoxide CO Sensor (Model 4CF). More [PDF 39 KB]

Posted 2008-07-11

Speedglas™ HWR Hard Hat

Certain Speedglas™ HWR Hard Hat respiratory headgear models do not meet all top impact test requirements specified in ANSI Z89.1.

3M is offering to exchange existing Speedglas HWR Hard Hat systems with our L-703 or L-705 supplied air system.

Full details [PDF 35 KB]

Posted 2007-10-19

Bitrex™ Fit Test and Sensitivity Solutions

Certain fit test and sensitivity solutions used in the 3M FT-30 Qualitative Fit Test Apparatus may not have contained suitable levels of the active ingredient denatonium benzoate, or Bitrex™. Please read the user advisory notice for full details. [PDF 20 KB]

Posted 2007-01-18

Accessories for Discontinued 3M™ Face-Mounted Powered

Certain accessory parts for the discontinued W-3265S-Medium and W-3265S-Large PAPRs will continue to be available until at least December 2007. Please read the advisory notice for full details. [PDF 16 KB]

Posted 2006-10-23

Product Advisory Notice

Please read the product advisory notice regarding the following products [PDF 40 KB]

Posted 2006-06-29

3M™ R8730B Respirator Sold in Some Wal-Mart Stores

User Advisory Notice: 3M™ R8730B Household Cleaning and Odor Respirator [PDF 16 KB]

Posted 2006-03-08

User Advisory Notices for Home Depot and Walgreens Customers

Home Depot User Notice [PDF 16 KB]
3M™ 8653ES-HC Drywall Sanding & Fiberglass Respirator User Instructions [PDF 264 KB] (US Government approved as 8210)

Walgreens User Notice [PDF 16 KB]
3M™ R8730 Household Cleaning and Odor Respirator User Instructions [PDF 264 KB] (US Government approved as 8246)

Posted 2005-10-15

3M™ GVP Cartridges

Isolated incidents of carbon particles leaking out of new and used GVP cartridges have recently been reported. Please see the 3M™ GVP Cartridges User Advisory Notice (PDF 17 KB) for further information and detailed inspection procedures.

Posted 2005-09-22

3M™ Supplied Air Hoses W-9435

A recent random audit indicated that some of the 3M™ Supplied Air Hoses W-9435 produced on March 17, 2004 were released without a thread sealant applied to the threads at the point where the quick-disconnect fitting attaches to the hose connector. This resulted in a small amount of air leakage at the point of connection. 3M is requesting that users of supplied air hoses W-9435 perform the inspection and corrective action procedures as listed in the 3M™ Supplied Air Hoses W-9435 advisory notice.

Posted 2005-08-05

3M™ Breathe Easy™ Head Covers BE-12 Series Removal of Natural Rubber

As part of our continual product review process, 3M is announcing the removal of all natural rubber latex from our 3M™ Breathe Easy™ Head Covers BE-12 Series. The new products, that will not contain components made from natural rubber latex, will become available starting in late September, 2005 (products will begin to ship starting in late September). Please inform your customers of this important change and see the for more information.

Posted 2005-08-05

Certain Packages of Faceseals Labeled "Made of Latex Free Components"

A recent 3M internal audit indicated that certain packages of faceseals, 3M™ Faceseal 527-01-15R10, Tychem® QC and 3M™ Faceseal 527-01-19R10, Sontara®, are labeled "Made of Latex Free Components." This statement on the package is incorrect, however, the correct statement can be found as a "Caution" in the User Instructions for the headgear. [PDF 80 KB]

Posted 2005-01-05

3M™ Battery Pack

3M™ Battery Pack 520-01-17R01, Blue, NiCad, Intrinsically Safe Product Advisory Notice. Brochure [PDF 92 KB]

Posted 2004-04-23

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