Stop Use Notice: Miller MightEvac, MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines

Originally published by: Honeywell Industrial SafetyAugust 23, 2019

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Please read, review and follow the instructions in this notice carefully.

WARNING! All recipients of this mandatory stop use notice must read, understand and follow all instructions. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death.

At Honeywell, our mission is to be the global leader in personal protective equipment with innovative solutions that protect and save lives.  In line with our commitment to our mission statement, we are writing to inform you of potentially non-conforming brake components in certain models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) ranges manufactured within a specific timeframe. While there have been NO reported incidents due to this nonconformity, continued use of the product could result in serious injury or death.  

The following information provides detailed instructions on immediate actions you are required to take. 

Products included in this notice must be removed from use: 

This notice only affects the models listed in Table 1, with identified manufacturing dates or recertification dates between October 27, 2016 and October 6, 2018. Models outside of this date range, including new units, are not affected by this notice. 

To determine whether your MightEvac and/or MightyLite Self Retracting Lifeline SRL is affected by this notice, please take the following steps immediately:

  • Step 1: Look for model number on the product label and the date of manufacture (see Figure 1 below).
  • Step 2: If the model number on the label is on the list on Table 1 AND the manufacture date is between October 27, 2016 and October 6, 2018, then remove this product from service immediately.
  • Step 3:  If the unit has been re-certified or repaired (See Figure 2) between October 27, 2016 and October 6, 2018, then remove this product from service immediately.
  • Step 4: Once you have identified affected units, go to https://industrialsafety.honeywell.com/content /his/us/en/stopuse.html to submit a request for returning your unit to Honeywell for repair

We have already determined a solution for the potential non-conforming brake components for affected models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs), which will require replacement of the brake component at our repair center. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and potential business disruption. We urge you to immediately discontinue use of affected units to avoid safety risks.

Our team is working hard to streamline the return and repair process. Replacement of the brake component will be free of charge and at no additional cost to you. We will provide you with more details on the return and replacement process. For questions about how to determine whether your product is affected by this notice, please contact Honeywell at 1-800-873-5242 (option 5) or email hsprepairs@honeywell.com.

We assure you that no other Miller Fall Protection products are impacted, and they are safe to use.

Honeywell has been a manufacturer of industrial personal protective safety products for more than 75 years and our customers’ safety is ALWAYS our highest priority. 

Honeywell Industrial Safety

Figure 1:  Variable Label

Each unit contains a Variable Label located on the front or back of the unit. The specific Model and Date of Manufacturer is printed on the Variable Label. 

Figure 2:  Recertification Label Example

A recertified unit has a Recertification Date Label containing the original date of manufacture along with the Date of Recertification