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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
Source: OutdoorEd.com
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.

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Aerobars Due to Fall Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commissions
Post date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 18:44
Name of product: Aerobars Bicycle Handlebars Hazard: The bolt used to affix the aerobars to the bicycle can loosen, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Units About 8,300

Flow Sports Inc. Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Fall Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 20:06
Name of product: Flow 2014 Flite-series snowboard bindings Hazard: A pin can disengage and cause the binding to open, posing a fall hazard. Units About 10,400

The Young Woman and the Mountain: Death in the White Mountains

Category: Press Release
Source: Boston Globe
Post date: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 00:34
The story of the tragic death of Kate Matrosova in the Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains on February 15, 2015 by Nestor Ramos of the Boston Globe is a learning experience for all outdoor professionals. Nestor Ramos' account tells the story of a determined and well-equipped woman facing some of the most dangerous weather conditions on the planet. The rescuers who put their lives on the line to try and save her are to be commended for their dedication and service.

SRAM Recalls Zipp 88 Bicycle Wheel Hubs Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commissions
Post date: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 22:25
Recall Summary Name of product: Zipp 88 aluminum hubs for bicycle wheels Hazard: The hub flange ring on the front hub can fail posing a crash and injury hazard. Consumer Contact: SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.
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