The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall of about 158,000 units of Honeywell Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats. They reported that these hats can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury. The hard hats included in the recall may not provide the level of protection for which they were designed. However, no injuries have been reported.
The Fibre-Metal E2 hard hats have a manufacture date of April 2016, May 2016, December 2017, or January 2018. The North Peak A79 hard hats were manufactured from April 2016 through January 2018. Only North Peak A79 hard hats with mold identification number 4 are included on this recall. North by Honeywell, the mold identification number, and the manufacture date can be found on the underside of the hat’s brim. The date code is in a clock format: The numbers around the circle correspond to the 12 months of the year, the arrow points to the month of manufacture and the numbers on either side of the arrow represent the last two digits of the year.
Honeywell is offering a refund to customers who purchased the affected hard hats. Approximately 82,000 of the recalled hard hats were sold in the United States, and an additional 65,000 units were sold in Canada. Owners are asked to stop using the hats & to contact Honeywell toll-free at 888-212-6903 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit them online at www.honeywellsafety.com and click on Voluntary Product Recall for further information. This page explains how to determine if a hard hat is subject to the recall or not.