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Discontinued Products

Complete list of discontinued or obsoleted products [PDF 79 KB].

Posted 2014-01

Product Discontinuation: 3M™ Speedglas™ Replacement Sweatband, 02-0024-02
As part of 3M's ongoing efforts to simplify our product line and focus on products that can provide additional value and features, we are discontinuing the 3M™ Speedglas™ Replacement Sweatband, 02-0024-02. Please refer to the "Suggested Replacement Products" table in the link below for UPC and stock number details of alternative solutions.

Product Notice [PDF 23 KB]

Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ Omega™ Gas Mask Pouch
Effective immediately, 3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division (OH&ESD) is discontinuing the 3M™ Omega™ Gas Mask Pouch.There is no replacement product currently offered for this item.

  • Discontinued Part: FR-M40-110
  • Stock Number: 70-0710-4298-3
  • UPC: 00051131 527799
  • Description: Omega™ Gas Mask Pouch
  • Unit of measure: 1 ea/cs

Posted 2012-07

Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ Peltor™ PowerCom™ 4620 and 4720 Series UHF 2-Way Radio Headsets
As part of our ongoing product rationalization and management process, 3M will be discontinuing the Peltor™ PowerCom™ 4620 and 4720 Series UHF 2-Way Radio Headsets. This discontinuation notice is effective immediately; however, products will be available while supplies last. Please see the attached letter for the more information about the discontinued products and their recommended replacements.

Product Notice [PDF 19 KB]

Posted 2012-06

3M™ Speedglas™ 9000 to 9100 Series Transition
Beginning February 2013, the well-known 3M™ Speedglas™ 9000 Series welding helmet systems will become obsolete to make room for the next generation of welding helmets, the 3M™ Speedglas™ 9100 Series.
Experience the future of welding protection

Posted 2012-04

Product Obsolete Notice: 3M™ Web Self Retracting Lanyard 3310
3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division (OH&ESD) is announcing that the 3M™ Web Self Retracting Lanyard 3310 (also known as 3310 Fall Limiter) is obsolete.

Product Notice [PDF 19 KB]

Posted 2011-11-07

Discontinuation Notice: Accessories that are used with the 256-02-00 and 256-02-01 Portable Compressed Air Filter and Regulator Panel Products
Effective immediately, the 529-05-20 Remote Alarm, Audible product will include a strobe light in addition to the audible alarm that is already a part of the product. The product name will change to 529-05-20 Remote Alarm and Strobe, but the product number, UPC, and 3M ID will remain the same. With the modified 529-05-20 Remote Audible Alarm and Strobe available, 3M is announcing the discontinuation of the 529-05-21 Remote Alarm Strobe Light and the 529-05-23 Y-Plug Adapter. These products will be discontinued on December 1, 2011.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 35 KB]

Posted 2011-10-13

Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ E-A-Rbuds™ Noise Isolating Headphones used with MP3 players
Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division (OH&ESD) is discontinuing the 3M™ E-A-Rbuds™ Noise Isolating Headphones for use with MP3 players. This product is currently undergoing improvements and will be relaunched in early October.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 13 KB]

Posted 2011-10-07

Discontinuation Notice: Airflex Fall Protection Harnesses
Effective immediately, the 3M™ Airflex Harnesses will no longer be available from 3M.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 35 KB]

Posted 2011-09-30

Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ Kinetic Davit System and 3M™ Aerospace Horizontal Lifeline System
Effective immediately, the 3M™ Kinetic™ Davit System and 3M™ Aerospace Horizontal Lifeline System will no longer available from 3M.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 20 KB]

Sku List [PDF 27 KB]

Posted 2011-09-29

Product Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ Peltor™ Tactical 7S Classic, MT1H7A, Headband and the 3M™ Peltor™ Tactical 7S Classic, MT1H7B, Neckband
Please see the attached letter for more information.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 27 KB]

Posted 2011-08-08

Product Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ Swivel Anchor 4002 1 ea/case
OH&ESD is announcing the immediate discontinuation of 3M™ Base Plate Anchor 4002. Please see the attached letter for more information.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 14 KB]

Posted 2011-08-07

Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ Quest™ Vibration Measurement Systems
The 3M™ Quest Vibration Measurement Systems are being discontinued. The VI-410 meters are discontinued immediately. The HAVPro and VI-100 Vibration Measurement Systems are being discontinued effective end of year, December 31, 2011. This discontinuation is necessary due to the unavailability of products and component parts. Please contact your designated 3M Quest Sales Coordinator or Regional Sales Manager with questions or concerns.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 40 KB]

Posted 2011-07-29

Discontinuation Notice: Selected 3M™ Protective Eyewear SKUs: Maxim™ and Lexa™ with MinimizeR™ and I/O Coatings, Maxim Safety Splash Goggle (Standard Version) and Fuel™ Eyewear Display
As part of our continuing efforts to offer a full yet streamlined product portfolio, we are discontinuing some SKUs for the Maxim™, Lexa™ and Fuel™ series of Protective Eyewear. This includes the discontinuation of the MinimizeR and I/O coating versions of the Maxim and Lexa protective eyewear, along with the discontinuation of standard Maxim safety splash goggles. This discontinuation is effective immediately.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 40 KB]

Posted 2011-07-27

Discontinuation Notice: Select 3M™ L-Series Headgear, Headgear Assemblies 520-01-83R01 and 520-02-28R01, and S-333 Headcovers
As part of our continuing efforts to offer a full yet streamlined product portfolio, we are discontinuing select 3M™ L-Series Headgear, General Purpose Headgear Assemblies 520-01-83R01 and 520-02-28R01, and 3M™ S-333 Headcovers.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 227 KB]

Posted 2011-06-16

Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ Turbo Comfort Pad 022-25-06R01
Please see the attached documents for detailed information.

Discontinuation Notice [PDF 59 KB]

Posted 2011-06-10

Discontinuation Notice: Selected 3M™ Protective Easy-Change™ Polycarbonate Faceshields and 3M™ LR50™ Suspension Replacement
Please see the attached documents for detailed information.

Notice: 3M™ LR50™ Suspension Replacement [PDF 47 KB]

Notice: Selected 3M™ Protective Easy-Change™ Polycarbonate Faceshields [PDF 19 KB]

Posted 2011-06-05

Product Obsolescence Notice for the 3M™ 950 Replacement Smart Sensor, Hydrogen Cyanide
The 950 replacement smart sensor, hydrogen cyanide is obsolete effective immediately. All valid warranty claims for the 3M™ 950 Replacement Smart Sensor, Hydrogen Cyanide will be honored. 3M will continue to provide ongoing technical support and spare parts to our existing customer base, along with repair and service as long as parts are available. Please see the attached document for detailed information.

Product Discontinuation Notice [PDF 55 KB]

Posted 2011-04-13

Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ Peltor™ MT21 Flexi-Boom Microphone
Please see the notice regarding the discontinuation of the 3M™ Peltor™ MT21 Flexi-Boom Microphone. Please see the attached document for detailed information.

Product Discontinuation Notice [PDF 68 KB]

Posted 2011-04-11

Discontinuation Notice: 3M™ XLR8™ Hard Hat
3M will be discontinuing select SKUs of the XLR8 hard hat series effective immediately, Please see the attached document for detailed information and suggested replacement products. If you have any questions regarding this discontinuation notice, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-328-1667.

Product Discontinuation Notice [PDF 19KB]

Posted 2011-02-24

3M™ Vortex Conversion Kit V-117 Discontinuation
As part of our continuing efforts to offer you a full yet streamlined product portfolio, we are discontinuing the 3M™ Vortex Conversion Kit V-117, effective immediately.

Posted 2011-02-14

3M™ Organic Vapor Monitor 3500B-S Bulk Stickerless Discontinuation
Product discontinuation effective immediately for the 3M™ Organic Vapor Monitor 3500B-S Bulk Stickerless. Replacement product is 3M™ Organic Vapor Monitor 3500, Bulk 50/case.

Details [PDF 25 KB]

Posted 2011-01-17

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 Detector.

[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.

[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.

[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 [PDF 13 KB] Posted 2009-12-16

Select 3M™ Half and Full Facepiece Respirator Kits [PDF 25 KB] Posted 2009-11-16

Select 3M™ Industrial Store Front Packaged Kits [PDF 28 KB] Posted 2009-11-16

3M™ Full Facepiece 6800PD and 3M™ Full Facepiece 6900PD [PDF 16 KB] Posted 2009-02-01

Certain Powered and Supplied Air (P&SA) Product Parts [PDF 28 KB] Posted 2007-02-02

3M™ Air-Mate™ Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) [PDF 24 KB] Posted 2006-07-24

3M™ Face-Mounted Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) W-3265S-Medium and W-3265S-Large, Silicone [PDF 24 KB] Posted 2006-01-13

[PDF 28 KB] Posted 2005-10-17

3M™ Air-Mate™ External Charging Cable Assembly 520-04-24 [PDF 23 KB] Posted 2005-09-27

3M™ Battery Pack 520-01-15R01, Black, NiCd
3M is announcing the immediate discontinuation and obsolescence of the 3M™ Battery Pack 520-01-15R01, Black, NiCd. This battery is replaced by the new 3M™ Battery Pack BP-15, NiMH which can only be charged with the new 3M™ Smart Battery Charger BC-210.

Posted 2005-06-17

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 (Formally 522-02-00R03)
  • 3M™ Head Cover BE-12L-3, White (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 [PDF 81 KB] Posted 2003-06-02

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Advisories

Posted 2014-10-06

Customer Advisory Notice: 3M™ Versaflo™ Cartridge, Carbon Monoxide Catalyst AP-612 (Used in 3M™ Versaflo™ Air Filtration Panel, AP-603)
3M has received customer feedback that, in certain circumstances, the service life of the 3M™ Versaflo™ Cartridge, Carbon Monoxide Catalyst AP-612 is less than expected and is not meeting the high standard that 3M expects for the product. Please see the Customer advisory Notice below for further details.

Advisory Notice

Posted 2014-09-15

Stop Use and Product Recall Notice: 3M™ Model SWSW Series Mobile SkyWalk Horizontal Lifeline Systems and Components
A recent analysis of 3M™ Model Number SWSW Series Mobile SkyWalk horizontal lifeline systems identified that these systems may not satisfactorily meet the minimum requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66, 1926.502 regulations and may not arrest a fall in the working clearances stated in 3M user manuals. Please see the recall notification below for further details.

Stop Use and Product Recall Notice (PDF 96.6KB)

Posted 2014-04-08

Recall Notice: 3M™ Peltor™ LiteCom Pro II Ex: MT7H7P3E4010-NA-50
We recently identified that five 3M™ Peltor™ LiteCom Pro II headsets, part number MT7H7P3E4010-NA-50, were delivered with the incorrect battery "ACK081". As a result, the product cannot be used in potentially explosive areas requiring intrinsic safety and must be removed from service immediately. In addition, the charger cable "AL2AH" will fail while charging with the ACK081 battery, and will no longer charge properly. For more information, including affected models and what actions to take.

Recall Letter [PDF 58.5KB]

Posted 2014-02-06

Notice: 3M Rubber Butyl Hood, BE10-BR
Please be advised that we are experiencing a significant supplier issue with the BE10-BR rubber butyl hood.

Refer to the documents below for further information and contact information if you have questions.

Letter [PDF 114KB]
FAQ [PDF 57KB]

Product Recall Notice: Select Fall Protection 3M™ Model 10910 SafeLight Full Body Harnesses
3M Fall Protection is recalling 3M™ Model 10910 SafeLight Full Body Harness with W/O Numbers 30502770, 30510681, 30511698 or 30519806. We have identified a limited number of these units manufactured from May to August, 2012 that may not meet the independent harness strength test when tested as defined by CSA Z259.10 requirements. For more information, including affected models and what actions to take.

Recall Letter [PDF 162KB]

Posted 2013-08-19

6000 Series Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator User Advisory Notice
The below document will inform you of a potential quality issue involving a limited quantity of certain lots of 6000 Series Full Facepiece Reusable Respirators.

Product Notice [PDF 120KB]
Watch Push Test Demo
Watch Replacement Lens Video

Posted 2013-05-15

Product Stop Use and Recall Retractables M, MS-25, RLD and 205G-XX
3M remains committed to providing quality products and services to our customers. Thank you for your continued support and use of 3M products and services.

Product Notice [PDF 34KB]

Posted 2012-07-12

Product Advisory Notice: 3M™ Macurco™ Product Recall: Select Carbon Monoxide Fixed Gas Detectors CM-21A
3M™ Macurco™ Carbon Monoxide Fixed Gas Detectors CM-21A manufactured on June 17, 2011 may have a condition where the fan relay potentially activates in clean air conditions (meaning air containing 0ppm of carbon monoxide). The affected units are date coded 6/17/11 (the date code is located on the back side of the mud ring as well as under the front cover on the printed circuit assembly). 3M will replace all CM-21A gas detectors covered by this notice at no charge.

Product Notice [PDF 146 KB]

Posted 2011-09-29

Product Advisory Notice: 3M™ WP96IR3 Easy-Change™ Window for 3M™ Faceshield
This notice is to inform you that you may have received the WP96IR3 windows which may not meet the high impact requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003. Please see the attached notification for further details.

Product Notice [PDF 62 KB]

Posted 2011-06-14

Advisory Notice: 3M™ Peltor™ Multivisor™ Systems
This notice is to inform you of incorrect standard compliance markings for various Peltor Multivisor Systems.

Product Notice [PDF 66 KB]

Posted 2011-04-14

Advisory Notice: 3M™ 6000 Full Facepiece - Buckles Notice
We are reverting our 3M 6000 Full Facepiece Harness Assembly to include, once again, the buckles.

Product Notice [PDF 47 KB]

Posted 2011-04-11

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

Posted 2009-11-20

Carbon Monoxide Sensor (CO) Product Recall [PDF 39 KB] Posted 2008-07-11

Speedglas™ HWR Hard Hat [PDF 35 KB] Posted 2007-10-19

Bitrex™ Fit Test and Sensitivity Solutions [PDF 20 KB] Posted 2007-01-18

Accessories for Discontinued 3M™ Face-Mounted Powered [PDF 16 KB] Posted 2006-10-23

Vapor Cartridge Product Advisory Notice [PDF 40 KB] Posted 2006-06-29

3M™ R8730B Respirator Sold in Some Wal-Mart Stores [PDF 16 KB] Posted 2006-03-08

User Advisory Notices for Home Depot and Walgreens Customers
Home Depot User Notice [PDF 16 KB]
Walgreens User Notice [PDF 16 KB]

Posted 2005-10-15

3M™ GVP Cartridges [PDF 17 KB] Posted 2005-09-22

3M™ Supplied Air Hoses W-9435 [PDF XKB] Posted 2005-08-05

[PDF XKB] Posted 2005-08-05

[PDF 80 KB] Posted 2005-01-05

3M™ Battery Pack [PDF 92 KB] Posted 2004-04-23

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