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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 12/1/14

Goal Zero Sherpa Battery



Goal Zero Solar Battery Pack Recall

Goal Zero recalls Sherpa 50 and Sherpa 120 rechargebale power packs. The solar-chargeable batteries often used for devices on outdoor trips can overheat, causing fire hazard. Power packs should not be used and can be replaced via Goal Zero.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 11/19/14

Black Diamond Whippet Ski Pole



Black Diamond Whippet Pole Recall

Black Diamond recalls Whippet ski poles. The handgrip can break, failing to stop users from sliding downhill and posing a risk of injury. For free replacament of the upper shaft of the poles, contact Black Diamond.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 11/17/14

Aqua Lung Recall



Aqua Lung BC Recall

Aqua Lung expands recall of Buoyancy Compensators with Surelock II weight pocket handles. The rubber handles can detach when divers try to remove the weight pockets to surface in an emergency, which poses a drowning hazard. Return product to an Aqua Lung dealer for replacment. Visit http://www.aqualung.com/us/surelock-recall for full information from Aqua Lung.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 10/20/14

Louis Garneau Helmet



Louis Garneau Bike Helmet Recall

Louis Garneau recalls aerodynamic bicycle helmets due to injury hazard. In cold temperatures, the helmet can fail to protect from impact injuries. Helmets involved have model number 1405362 and the manufacture date "Jan. 2014" on a sticker inside the helmet. Recalled helmets should be returned for refund or replacement.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/15/14

Avant Bike Recall



Orbea Recalls Avant Bicycles

Orbea recalls Avant bicycles due to possibility of front fork cracking, posing a fall hazard. No injuries have been reported. Contact Orbea directly at www.avantsupport.com for more information and for repair. 

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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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