Honeywell Recalls Two Kinds of Hard Hats

This article originally appeared in Chemical Solutions, Issue 13.

Honeywell is recalling its type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats because they can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury.

The company sold the hard hats in a variety of colors. The Fibre-Metal E2 hard hats have a manufacture date of April 2016, May 2016, December 2017 or January 2018. The North Peak A79 hard hats were manufactured from April 2016 through January 2018. Only North Peak A79 hard hats with mold identification number 4 are included in this recall.

North by Honeywell, the mold identification number, and the manufacture date can be found on the underside of the hat’s brim. The date code is in a clock format: The numbers around the circle correspond to the 12 months of the year, the arrow points to the month of manufacture and the numbers on either side of the arrow represent the last two digits of the year.

Industrial protective equipment distributors sold these hard hats nationwide in their stores and through their e-commerce portals from April 2016 through January 2018. They were also sold on Amazon and other websites during the same time frame. Prices for the hard hats ranged between $7 and $21.

What To Do If You Have One of These Types of Hard Hats

No incidents or injuries have been reported involving these recalled hard hats. However, if your employer purchased one or both of them, you need to stop using them immediately and notify your joint and/or union health and safety committee(s), steward and supervisor about this recall issue.

The company should call Honeywell to receive a product credit or voucher equal to the purchase price of the recalled hard hat. Honeywell can be reached toll-free at 888-212-6903 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.honeywellsafety.com, click on “Voluntary Product Recall” for more information.

To report an incident involving these recalled hard hats, go to: https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx

Honeywell voluntarily recalled these products under the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Fast Track Recall process.

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