3M Company is recalling 7,500 vented hard hats. The hard hats were marketed to protect against electric shock, but they do not provide this protection. The hats were made in the United States and sold online at Alliedelec.com, Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com from January 2008 through April 2016 for about $15.
The recalled vented hard hats were sold under the 3M™, 3M™ Tekk Protection™ and AOSafety™ brands. They are white, with ventilation slits and a ratchet adjustment for fit. “3M” or “AOSafety” is molded into the white plastic on the top of the brim. “XLR8 VENTED” is molded onto the bottom of the brim. “ANSI Z89.1” is printed on a sticker inside the hard hats. This recall only involves the 3M hard hats sold online.
Consumers who purchased the hard hats online for protection against electrical shock should immediately stop using them and contact 3M for a free replacement hard hat.
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