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DMM Issues Carabiner Recall

Source: DMM
Post date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 08:32
In a small percentage of carabiners the interaction between the internal coil spring (which gives the gate its closing action) and the gate pusher (the component that holds the spring against the carabiner body) may cause the gate pusher to displace, potentially preventing the gate from closing or the mechanism from locking completely.

CAMP USA Recalls Tour Nanotech Crampons Due to Fall Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 21:53
Name of product: Tour Nanotech Automatic and Semi-Automatic Crampons Hazard: The heel bail which connects the ankle strap to the crampon can detach from the crampon, posing a fall hazard.

New Strategic Alliance Between the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education and the Association for Experiential Education

Category: Press Release
Post date: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 00:19
AORE and AEE continue to serve their members by offering an expanded range of benefits and opportunities while advancing their respective industries

Grizzly Bear Involved in Yellowstone Hiker’s Death

Category: Press Release
Source: National Park Service
Post date: Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 22:58
Preliminary results of the investigation into the recent death of a hiker in Yellowstone National Park show that the man was attacked by a grizzly bear. While the exact cause of death has not been determined, investigators have identified what appear to be defensive wounds on the victim’s forearms. The victim’s body was found partially consumed and cached, or covered, in the vicinity of the Elephant Back Loop Trail near Lake Village on Friday afternoon.

Black Diamond, Inc Recalls All Black Diamond, PIEPS and POC Jetforce Avalanche Airbag Packs

Source: Black Diamond
Post date: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 14:09
Black Diamond, Inc - on behalf of its subsidiary brands, Black Diamond, PIEPS and POC - is issuing a voluntary recall for all JetForce avalanche airbags in order to carry out a required firmware update. In a limited number of cases, system malfunctions have resulted in involuntary shutdown and/or failure to deploy. These malfunctions can be resolved by a firmware update at one of our global service centers. There have been no accidents or injuries resulting from these malfunctions.

100,000 SR Suntour Bicycle Forks Recalled by SR Suntour Due to Crash Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 23:10
Name of product: Bicycles with SR Suntour bicycle forks Hazard: The bolt that attaches the upper part of the bicycle’s fork to the lower part of the fork can break or separate and cause the front wheel to come off the bicycle. This is a crash hazard for riders. Units About 68,000 in the United States and 33,600 in Canada

Wilderness Risk Management Conference Early Bird Registration is now open!

Category: Press Release
Post date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:58
Join us for this year's Wilderness Risk Management Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 14-16, 2015. Co-sponsored by NOLS, Outward Bound, and the Student Conservation Association, the WRMC is an annual gathering dedicated to educating wilderness practitioners on risk management and practical skills. Register today and Save $100!

Trek Recalls 900,000+ Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes Due to Crash Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 21:01
Name of product: Trek bicycles equipped with front disc brakes Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

Precautionary Recall of ORTOVOX S1+ Avalanche Transceivers

Source: Press Release
Post date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 22:14
We must inform you of our precautionary product recall for the S1+ Avalanche Transceiver.

Colleges: Compete to win the title of National Outdoor Champion and earn $2,500 for your school

Category: Press Release
Source: Outdoor Nation
Post date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 18:53
Outdoor Nation is kicking off our search for the National Outdoor Champion! During a six-week competition, colleges will compete to prove which campus can get the most people outdoors and active.
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