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Industrial manufacturing conglomerate Honeywell is voluntarily recalling more than 82,000 hard hats because they may fail, putting workers at risk of head injury.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been no injuries or incidents reports, however, the company is voluntarily recalling Honeywell’s type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats.

The hats are being recalled because the company said, if an impact occurred, the hats may not provide the level of protection they were designed and certified for.

"Although we are not aware of any safety incidents involving the affected hard hats, in cooperation with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, we are initiating a voluntary product recall of the items involved," Honeywell's statement said. "The hard hats included in the recall may not provide the level of protection for which they were designed and certified in the case of impact."

The hats were manufactured in a variety of colors. The Fibre-Metal hats affected by the recall were manufactured in April 2016, May 2016, December 2017 or January 2018.

The North Peak hats were manufactured from April 2016 through January 2018, only those with a mold identification No. 4 are included in the recall. The mold identification number and manufacture date are located on the underside of the hat’s brim. 

The hard hats were sold nationwide at industrial protective equipment distributors’ stores, e-commerce portals and on Amazon and other websites from April 2016 through January 2018. Customers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled hats and contact Honeywell. The company is providing a product credit or voucher equal to the purchase price of the recalled hard hat.

Specific information from Honeywell about identifying the recalled hard hats is below:

HOW TO IDENTIFY AFFECTED HARD HATS

AFFECTED LOT NUMBERS: 

1. E2 List
2. A79 List

Only certain lot numbers as described here are being recalled. The affected lots of Fibre Metal E2 Cap were shipped from our distribution center from May 2016 and between December 2017 to January 2018. The lots of North Peak A79 were from mold #4 and shipped from our distribution center from April 2016 through January 2018.

LOCATING LOT NUMBERS: The below images highlight the most common locations for lot number location. Actual location may vary.

There are two ways to identify affected product :

1. If the carton is available, compare lot number on the label on the carton to the list provided on the attached.

2. If the hard hats have already been removed from the case, the Lot Number will no longer be identifiable. In that case, look for the manufacturer’s date on the underside of the brim.

  • a. The lots in question for Fibre Metal E2 Cap were produced in May 2016 and between December 2017 and January 2018, therefore, if the Lot Number is not available, return Fibre Metal E2 Caps with a manufacturer’s date of either December 2017 or January 2018.
  • b. The lots in question for North Peak A79 were produced from one of our molds (mold #4) from the period April 2016 through January 2018. Therefore, if the Lot Number is not available, return North Peak A79 hard hats with a manufacturer's date between April 2016 and January 2018 and have the mold identification number of "4".
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