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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 6/20/12

Omega Pacific 7/16



Omega Pacific Quik-Lok Carabiner Recall

Omega Pacific has recalled certain 7/16" Modified D Quik-Lok carabiners. These are steel carabiners marketed for rescue and industrial purposes, though similar models are used for institutional top rope climbing. Omega Pacific has discovered a defect in the gate of the carabiners.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 5/10/12

recalled salsa cycles minmalist bike rack



Salsa Cycles Bike Rack Recall

Salsa Cycles has recalled their Salsa Minimalist bicycle racks. The L-shaped mounting straps used to attach the bicycle rack to the front of the bicycle (the racks can also be mounted to the rear) can break and cause the rack to fall while the bicycle is in use, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves all Salsa Minimalist racks sold after January 2011.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 4/28/12

recalled gerber instant folding knife



Gerber Instant Knife Recall

The locking mechanism on the spring-assisted blade can fail to engage properly, causing the blade to fold during use, posing a laceration hazard. The recalled knives are spring-assisted clip knives with a black retractable blade which folds into the textured black handle when the knife is not in use.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 4/17/12

bon hiver recalled freebase snowboard binding bro!



Bon Hiver Snowboard Binding Recall

Bon Hiver has announced the recall of their Freebase Snowboard bindings sold between November 2011 and December 2011. The binding's base plate can fracture from impact during use, posing a fall hazard to snowboarders.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 4/12/12

suntour recalled shocks forks mountain biking



Suntour Suspension Forks Recall

17,000 lower end mountain bikes from GT, Giant, and Trek have been recalled due to potential failure of the SR Suntour brand suspension forks. The forks' tubes can break and injuries have been reported.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 1/19/12

Recalled Chariot Child Bicycle Trailer



Chariot Child Bike Trailer Recall

Chariot Carriers has recalled selected models of their popular child bicycle trailers and conversion kits. The trailer's hitch mechanism can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 11/11/11

Recalled Cassin Joss Cams



Cassin Joss Cam Recall

Sierra Trading Post in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a recall of the Cassin Joss Cams. The cams may fail. Sold in the U.S. through Sierra Trading Post between 2003 and 2006.

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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 10/28/11

recalled aluminum rappel ring descending



Aluminum Rappel Ring Recall

This recall is for unmarked aluminum rappel rings that were shipped by KONG and potentially other distributors. The rings have fractured and, in one case, apparently failed under body weight. The recall has been oddly handled through a variety of channels.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 10/27/11

Trek Livestrong Recalled Bike



Trek FX and District Bikes Recall

Trek and the CPSC have announced a recall of 2012 FX and District bicycles. The bolt that secures the seat clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.

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