Q-300: Can the Forney glow sticks safely be left in a car in below freezing weather?
Yes, Forney glow sticks can be left in a vehicle in cold weather. However, be advised that reaction time to activate the glow stick and brightness will be dimmer than in normal warmer conditions.
Q-301: What side does the gold coating face on the shaded filter lenses?
The gold side faces outward in order to properly reflect the light. See our full line of gold lenses here.
Q-302: Can you replace the filter plate in an auto-darkening filter assembly?
Filter lenses are part of the filter assembly, therefore they are not replaceable. For warranty information on your helmet, click here.
Q-303: What sizes are available for the disposable respirators?
All disposable respirators are a "one-size fits all". See our line of disposable respirator masks here.
Q-304: What are the numbers stamped into my welding helmet and "manufactured in 2003"?
The 2003 on the helmet and the hang tag is referring to the ANSI Z89.1-2003 standard for industrial head protective helmets. It signifies our helmets meets the requirements classified as Type I for top protection or Type II for top and lateral impact protection. Both types are tested for impact attenuation and penetration resistance. If you look at the lettering before the 2003, you will see ANSI-Z89.1 before it. Find out more about ANSI requirements here.
Q-305: There is a date code on the inside of my hard hat – is this when the service life starts?
The "date code" stamped on the inside of your hard hat refers to the date it was manufactured, not the starting date for useful service.
Q-306: Is a shade 8 ok for MIG welding?
No, the minimum shade should be at least a shade 9, with shade 10 being better. See our line of welding helmets and eye protection here.
Q-307: Does Forney have Safety Data Sheets (SDS) available for Forney products?
Yes, they can be found on the bottom of the page for each product that requires an SDS here: https://www.forneyind.com/products or you can use the SDS look-up tool here: https://www.forneyind.com/support/safety-data-sheet-lookup