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Rocky Mountain Recalls Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:46
Name of product: Rocky Mountain Bicycles 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. Remedy: Repair Units About 17,300 (in addition, 61,000 were sold in Canada)

SCOTT Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Source: OutdoorEd.com
Post date: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:40
Name of product: SCOTT bicycles with SYNCROS seat posts Hazard: The seat post can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Remedy: Replace Units About 1,400 (in addition, 170 bicycles were sold in Canada)

Black Diamond Recalls Via Ferrata Climbing Equipment Due to Fall Hazard

Source: OutdoorEd.com
Post date: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:36
Name of product: Black Diamond via ferrata climbing sets Hazard: Climbing sets sold without the orange safety stitching on the lanyards can allow the ends to unexpectedly detach, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall. Remedy Replace Units About 100

Black Diamond Recalls Camming Climbing Devices Due to Fall Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:29
Name of product: Black Diamond Camalot climbing devices Hazard: The camming devices can come apart during use and fail, posing a fall hazard to the consumer. Units About 45,500 (in addition, 5,700 units were sold in Canada)

Black Diamond Recalls Climbing Ascenders Due to Fall Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 23:44
Name of product: Black Diamond Index Ascenders for climbing Hazard: The Index Ascenders’ rivet holding the toothed cam can release, allowing the Ascender to slide on the rope or become detached from the rope, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall Units About 2,800 (in addition, 300 were sold in Canada)

Accepting nominations for this year's Reb Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award!

Category: Press Release
Source: Wilderness Risk Management Conference
Post date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 22:33
2016 Wilderness Risk Management Conference Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award The Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award is an annual award given at the Wilderness Risk Management Conference. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in risk management to the outdoor education and adventure profession.

Cascade Designs Recalls Avalanche Rescue Probes Due to Risk of Suffocation

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 23:44
Name of product: Avalanche rescue probes Hazard: The lock button on the probe can fail to engage and lock, causing the probe not to function as intended. This can interfere with finding someone buried beneath snow, posing a suffocation hazard. Consumer Contact: Cascade Designs at 800-531-9531 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT on Monday through Friday or online at www.msrgear.com and click on “Recall” for more information. 

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Scope of Practice (SOP) document released

Category: Press Release
Source: Wilderness Medical Society & Others
Post date: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 00:01
by Carl Weil and Tod Schimelpfenig

Petzl ASPIR harnesses modified by malicious third parties are being sold online

Category: Press Release
Source: Petzl.com
Post date: Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 23:33
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Colleges: Sign up for the Fall Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge by May 6

Category: Press Release
Source: OutdoorEd.com
Post date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 22:43
  Hey, University + College Faculty and Students:
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