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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 8/30/14

MammutRescYouRecall



Mammut Rescue Device Recall

Mammut has recalled their rescue device, RescYou. Made for pulling climbers or skiers out of crevasses, the pull cord lock cam on the device can fail - posing risk of death or injury during a rescue. Contact Mammut directly or your Mammut dealer for a replacement. Mammut's direct weblink for more information about this recall: http://www.mammut.ch/rescyou_recall.html

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/28/14

NRS Chaos Side Cut Helmet



NRS Helmet Recall

NRS Helmet Recall

NRS Chaos Side Cut Helmets have faulty rivets connecting the chin strap to the helmet. Under pressure, the rivets can fail, causing the the chinstrap to disengage from the helmet. Only helmets with the Boa dial-fit retention harness are affected and should be returned to NRS for refund, replacement or credit.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/23/14

GT Bike Recall



GT Mountain Bike Recall

GT Downhill Mountain Bike wheel hubs can break causing brake systems to fail, leading to potential crashes and inuries. 2014 GT Fury Expert and 2014 GT Fury Team models are involved. The bikes have front and rear disc breaks. No injuries have been reported. Bicycles of these models shoud be returned to authorized GT dealers to replace front and rear wheels free of charge.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/23/14

sterling rope sewn cord



Sterling Rope Sewn Cord Recall

Sterling Rope Company, a major US climbing rope manufacturer, has recalled a number of their sewn climbing cord products. The sewn cords may break at lower than specified strength and anyone owning these products should stop using them immediately.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 5/9/14

Recalled Coleman Latern



Coleman Lantern Recall

Coleman has recalled a small batch of "Northstar Liquid Fuel Lanterns." An incorrect gas feed tube was installed on the lantern. When lit, the tube can release too much fuel, posing fire and burn hazards. The relevant lanterns show date codes 10 13 or 11 13. Please check any recent lantern purchases to see if they are effected by this recall.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 12/2/13

Recalled BCA Float Airbag



BCA Avalanche Airbag Recall

Backcountry Access (BCA) in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada has recalled certain "Float Airbags." There have been no injuries as a result of this issue; however, the trigger may fail to properly deploy the airbag when pulled. Customers can obtain a replacement, upgraded trigger from BCA.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 10/8/13

Recalled Wild Country Rocks



Wild Country Rocks Recall

Wild Country has recalled certain batches of their "Rocks" brand climbing nuts. This involves "Classic Rocks" and "Anodised Rocks" purchased starting in January 2010. The recent failure of a Rock caused an investigation that revealed some Rocks do not meet strength standards.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/17/13

Recalled UCO Arka LED Lantern



UCO Arka LED Lantern Recall

UCO Arka LED Lanterns have been recalled. The lantern's wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard. The lanterns were sold exclusively at REI stores and online from April to May of 2013. Users can contact REI for a replacement plug.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 5/29/13

Recalled GNU Snowboard Binding



GNU Snowboard Bindings Recall

GNU snowboard bindings have been recalled due to a fall hazard. The ankle straps may break. Numerous models are effected (follow the link for list and more details). Contact the manufacturer for free replacement straps. There have been 30 reports of strap failures with no injuries.

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