Photo Credits

Mountain Biking the Annapurna Circuit

Passing a stupa on Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit at an altitude
>11,500’. The base of Annapurna III (24,790’) in the background.

© Alexander Fortelny

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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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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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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