Crosby has prepared an Important Safety Notice for some specific Crosby 7/8″ 6.5t shackles. They have reached out to their customers with a communication and have asked that the following information included on the IMCA Safety Flash webpage.
November 18, 2019
Dear Valued User of Crosby Products:
THE CROSBY GROUP has determined the above listed shackles may have a condition that can reduce the ultimate load capacity from the published catalog values. The shackle bow may have a previously undetected defect, and continued use may result in loss of load, property damage, severe injury, or death.
By use of the Production Identification Code (PIC) symbols appearing on the product, we have determined the 7/8″ 6.5t shackles with PIC 5VJ shown on the bow may have this condition. See image showing the position of the PIC on the bow. No other sizes or PICs are part of this Important Safety Notice.
We are requesting you identify all such 7/8″ 6.5t shackles with PIC 5VJ, remove from service, and arrange for return and replacement. To return these products, please contact your Crosby Distributor. For more information concerning this Important Safety Notice, contact Technical Support at 1-800-772-1500.
Please inform your customer(s) of this Important Safety Notice, or if you know of other users of the 7/8″ 6.5t shackles, please pass this notice on to that user, company, or firm.
We regret the inconvenience this may cause you and your organization, and thank you for your cooperation. We are committed to providing you with the absolute best in Crosby quality.
THE CROSBY GROUP
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