Recently we received word of a ‘Mandatory Stop Use Notice’ on certain models of fall protection equipment manufactured by Miller. This stop use notice pertains specifically to Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) and is not intended to apply to all Miller Fall Protection products currently available on the market.
Honeywell, a corporation that purchased Miller back in 2010, released a statement regarding this notice: “We have already determined a solution for the potential non-conforming brake components for affected models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite,” The company stated replacement of the brake component will be free of charge and at no additional cost. Honeywell’s release statement also included the following: “We assure you that no other Miller Fall Protection products are impacted, and they are safe to use.”
We are currently asking all of our clients to review the attached notice and we are encouraging them to take any and all necessary actions. Even if none of your direct employees are tasked with using fall protection equipment on any of your active projects, it is still recommended to forward this information to any subcontractors, clients, or 3rd-party entities who may be affected by this stop use notice.