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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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Field Safety    Incidents    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 2/7/12

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Major Bear Incident in Alaska

In July of 2011, four NOLS students were injured in a grizzly attack in Alaska. We sort through the mess the media made of the story and link to some better reporting.

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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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Field Safety    
By

OSI Staff

on 12/17/11

Santa Claus Rappelling Incident



Santa Claus Rappelling Incident

Santa Claus has a rappelling incident at a Florida Shopping Mall. White beard and rappel device problem, may not be suitable for young viewers. The mall may need a risk management review.

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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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Recalls    
By

OSI Staff

on 7/21/11

Uvex Freeride Ski Snowboard Helmet Recalled



Uvex Funride Ski Helmet Recall

Uvex Sports & Swix Sport USA with the U.S. CPSC have announced the recall of the Funride Ski Helmet. They provide insufficient shock absorption and resistance to penetration, posing a head injury hazard. The helmets were sold at ski shops from 2009 to 2011.

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