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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 3/26/13

Recalled WRSI Trident Whitewater Helmet



WRSI Whitewater Helmets Recall

The Whitewater Research & Safety Institute (WRSI) has recalled two models of whitewater helmets due to the potential for the chinstrap buckle to fail. The recalled models are the Trident and Moment and there are a variety of styles and colors. No injuries have been reported. OSI has recommended WRSI helmets, though these have been different models.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 3/10/13

Recalled US Divers Martinique Jr Mask



Youth Snorkeling Mask Recalls

U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport have recalled two models of youth snorkeling masks due to a risk of glass shattering. The recalled models are the Santa Cruz Jr. (sold under the U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung brands), and the Martinique LX Jr. Snorkeling masks (pictured at left).

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 3/5/13

Via Ferrata Climber and Cables



Multiple Via Ferrata Recalls

In August 2012 a climber on a via ferrata in Tirol, Austria fell several meters and both of his energy absorbing lanyards broke. This incident has led to reevaluation of via ferrata sets and recalls by AustriAlpin, CT, Edelrid, Edelweiss, Mammut, Ocun, Salewa, Singing Rock, Stubai & Wild Country.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 3/1/13

Recalled Singing Rock Via Feratta Tether



Singing Rock Via Ferrata Recall

Distributor Liberty Mountain has recalled the Singing Rock Easy Go XP Lock Via Ferrata Lanyard. Worldwide there have been a large number of via ferrata lanyards from different manufacturers recalled over the past year. Given these widespread recalls, users of ANY such equipment should check with the manufacturer to ensure their product has not been recalled.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 1/31/13

Columbia Electro Interchange Jacket



Columbia Heated Jacket Recall

Columbia Sportwear has recalled 7 models of their 2012 Omni-Heat™ electric heated jackets due to a burn hazard. The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard. The recall involves the Men's Circuit Breaker™ II, Electro AMP™,  Electro™ Interchange, Electric Big Game™ and Women's Circuit Breaker™ II, Electro AMP™, and Electro™ Interchange Jackets. Certain batteries in jackets have also been listed in a separate recall. The product can be returned for a refund.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 12/13/12

Recalled Wild Country Ropeman 3



Wild Country Ropeman 3 Recall

Wild Country has recalled their Ropeman 3 ascending device. This product has been removed from the market due to concerns over slippage on ropes. The Ropeman 1 and 2 are unaffected.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 12/13/12

Recalled Wild Country Helium Carabiner



WC Helium Carabiner Recall

Wild Country has recalled their Helium Carabiners and Quickdraws. This applies ONLY to carabiners or quickdraws purchased after July 15th 2012. The gate may not engage properly causing a significant reduction in major axis strength.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/4/12

snowpulse avalanche airbag cartridge recall



Avalanche Airbag Recall

Snowpulse has announced a recall of their Avalanche Airbags impacting about 3,800 sold in the US and Canada. A leak in the airbag's cartridge can result in the airbag not deploying in the event of an avalanche. Snowpulse is now owned by Mammut Sports Group which initiated the recall.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 8/3/12

Salewa VERTIGO 400 ALPINDONNA Climbing Harness



Salewa Harnesses Recalled

The European climbing manufacturer Salewa has voluntarily recalled the Vertigo 400 Alpindonna Climbing Harness (pictured to the left) and the Civetta II full body climbing harness. Testing on samples of the harness has revealed some "deviations from standards," and Salewa is not reporting any injuries related to their products.

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