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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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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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