Consumer product recall

Honeywell Recalls Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 Hard Hats

Starting date:
April 24, 2018
Posting date:
April 24, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories, Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Honeywell

Affected products

Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats

Product description

This recall involves Honeywell type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats sold in a variety of different colours.

Products with the following description, manufacture date and mold identification number are included in the recall:
Product Description Manufacture Date Mold Identification Number
Fibre-Metal E2 hard hat April 2016
May 2016
December 2017
January 2018
North Peak A79 hard hat April 2016 through January 2018 4

"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.

Hazard identified

The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury.

As of April 11, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada or in the United States, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 65,550 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 82,500 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The products were sold in stores at industrial protective equipment distributors in Canada and the United States and through their e-commerce portals and online at from April 2016 to January 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico.


North Safety Products, Ltd
North Safety de Mexicali, S. de R.L. de C.V., Mexicali
Baja California

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hard hats and contact Honeywell to receive a product credit or voucher equal to the purchase price of the recalled hard hat.

For more information, consumers may contact Honeywell toll-free at 1-888-212-6903 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online and click on Voluntary Product Recall for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website .

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.