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Scouting Victoria Falls

Kayakers scout below Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya locally) on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

© Michael Long : http://www.michaellongphoto.com/

Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/23/15

Fissure



Warning Notice: FIXE Anchors

FIXE (Tech Rock) issued a warning for faulty anchors due to stress corrosion cracking. This is important because FIXE is a leading manufacturer of anchors, and they are widely used. FIXE cannot limit the problem to one single production batch and all top chain anchors of the manufacturer made of stainless steel may be affected.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/14/15

DMM Carabiners



Recall: DMM Carabiners

DMM recalls a number of carabiners due to an issue potentially preventing the carabiner from locking completely or the gate from closing. This recall is still underway and full details have not yet been released. Please read to find out if your carabiners are affected.

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Program Management    Outdoor Leadership    
By

Andrew Leider

on 9/14/15

Rope Team



Do We Have a Risk Management Culture?

Andrew Leider is back! Here, he expands on the basics of building a risk management culture. What is risk management culture anyway? Andrew helps define it and explains how it's essential for programs in the outdoor industry, where risk management efforts—and their successful implementation—are an absolute priority. How does your program's risk management culture add up? The included self-assessment tool gives you a fantastic opportunity to find out. 

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/7/15

Cannondale Mountain Bike OPI



Recall: Cannondale Bikes OPI

Cycling Sports recalls Cannondale Mountain Bicycles with OPI stem/steering tube. The OPI stem/steering tube assemblies can fail, causing fall hazard. 23,000 bikes are being recalled in the U.S. plus about 800 in Canada.

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OSI News    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/6/15

WRMC 2015



WRMC 2015

This year's Wilderness Risk Management Conference is October 14-16 in Portland, Oregon. OSI's Alex Kosseff and Andrew Leider will co-present "10 Steps to Better Risk Management,"  and you will have an opportunity to meet OSI's new Director, John Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 8/29/15

CAMP USA Crampons



Recall: CAMP USA Crampons

CAMP USA recalls two crampon models used for ice climbing: Blade Runner and Tour Nanotech. The front part of Blade Runner crampons can break where the points connect to the crampons, posing a fall hazard. Tour Nanotech crampons are recalled because the heel bail which connects the ankle strap to the crampon can detach, also posing a fall hazard. 

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OSI News    
By

OSI Staff

on 8/9/15

Alex Kosseff



OSI Leadership Restructuring

OSI Announces Major Leadership Restructuring. Alex Kosseff, Founder and President of OSI, has accepted the role of Executive Director of the AMGA. His leadership continues as President of OSI, while John Fair steps up as Director and Jenny LePage takes on the role of Operations Director. 

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/22/15

NRS Zen Rescue Strap



Public Notice: NRS Zen Rescue Life Jackets

Public Notice October 2014: A limited number of NRS Zen Rescue Life Jackets were manufactured with an incorrectly threaded top side adjustment strap. This prevents the strap from maintaining a safe, snug fit. These units should not be used, and they should be replaced as soon as possible.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/17/15

BDPilotPack



Recall: BD JetForce Airbag Packs

Black Diamond Jetforce Avalanche Airbag Packs have been recalled. The motor can malfunction and prevent the airbag from deploying, increasing the risk of injury or death in the event of an avalanche. Packs should be returned for repair. 

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