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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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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 6/20/11

recalled petzl grigri 2 grigri II



Petzl GriGri 2 Belay Device Recall

Petzl has issued an important recall for GriGri 2's falling within a range of serial numbers. Excessive force may cause the handle to jam in the open position, thereby disabling the assisted braking function. The jammed position is shown in the picture to the left.

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Field Safety    Tools & Toys    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 6/7/11

Delorme Inreach Satellite Messenger



Affordable Satellite Texts & SOS?

DeLorme has a new partnership with the reliable Iridium satellite network to offer a two-way satellite GPS communicator. The highlight of the "inReach" device is the ability to both send and receive text messages when paired with an Android smartphone or DeLorme GPS device. It also offers tracking of users and maps.

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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 6/7/11

recalled singing rock climbing harnesses climbing harness



Singing Rock Harnesses Recalled

Singing Rock has announced a recall of certain Crux, Nara and Nemo harnesses. There has been a possible manufacturing defect resulting in decreased waist belt strength. The Crux is a fairly popular model that was the winner of Climbing Magazine's "Editors' Choice" Award.

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Recalls    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 5/31/11

recalled bell exodus bike helmet



Bell Exodus Bike Helmet Recall

The Bell Exodus full-face bicycle helmet has been recalled due to the potential for the chin-strap buckle to fail. Helmets were sold at Walmart, Amazon.com and, in Canada, at Mountain Equipment Co-op.

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