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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 7/23/14

GT Bike Recall



GT Mountain Bike Recall

GT Downhill Mountain Bike wheel hubs can break causing brake systems to fail, leading to potential crashes and inuries. 2014 GT Fury Expert and 2014 GT Fury Team models are involved. The bikes have front and rear disc breaks. No injuries have been reported. Bicycles of these models shoud be returned to authorized GT dealers to replace front and rear wheels free of charge.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/23/14

sterling rope sewn cord



Sterling Rope Sewn Cord Recall

Sterling Rope Company, a major US climbing rope manufacturer, has recalled a number of their sewn climbing cord products. The sewn cords may break at lower than specified strength and anyone owning these products should stop using them immediately.

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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 5/9/14

Recalled Coleman Latern



Coleman Lantern Recall

Coleman has recalled a small batch of "Northstar Liquid Fuel Lanterns." An incorrect gas feed tube was installed on the lantern. When lit, the tube can release too much fuel, posing fire and burn hazards. The relevant lanterns show date codes 10 13 or 11 13. Please check any recent lantern purchases to see if they are effected by this recall.

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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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Recalls    
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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Program Management    Transportation    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 6/13/13

traffic cones used for driver training



Driver Training Cone Courses

Driving presents one of the greatest risks of catastrophic injury or loss of life on outdoor programs. The vehicles that are most often utilized—15 passenger vans—are not the easiest to handle, especially with trailers. Cone courses are a great way to train drivers and reduce the potential for accidents.

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Field Safety    Program Management    OSI News    
By

OSI Staff

on 6/11/13

Wilderness Tripping Canoes



Midwest Risk Management Symposium

The inaugural “Midwest Risk Management Symposium” will provide a unique opportunity for a regional conference focused on outdoor risk management. OSI’s Alex Kosseff will be presenting along with other regional and national experts. Organized by the Upper Midwest’s 3 venerable YMCA wilderness tripping camps, it will run from 10/30 to 11/1 in Boulder Junction, WI.

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OSI News    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 6/7/13

AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, Kindle Edition



Outdoor Leadership Guide eBook

The AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, 2nd Edition, by OSI’s Alex Kosseff, has just become available in as an ebook in  KindleNook and iOS (iPad, iPhone, & iPad Touch) formats. This is the best reviewed outdoor leadership book on Amazon with ten 5-star reviews, and it is used a the text for numerous outdoor leadership courses!

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