3M is recalling vented hard hats sold under the 3M, 3M Tekk Protection and AOSafety brands because they do not provide protection from shock. The hard hats sold online and were marketed to protect against electric shock, but they do not provide this protection, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
The hard hats are white, have eight, ¾-inch long ventilation slits along each side at the hat’s crown and have 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. They were sold online at Alliedelec.com, Amazon.com and HomeDepot.com from January 2008 through April 2016 for about $15.
No injuries have been reported.