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Head USA Recalls Ski and Snowboard Helmets Due to Head Injury Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 20:26
Recall Summary Name of product: Ski and snowboard helmets Hazard: The helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of safety standards for helmets, posing a risk of head injury. Consumer Contact: Head USA at 800-874-3235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.head.com then click on Customer Service and then on 2015 Helmet Recall for more information. Units About 260 in the United States (in addition, 180 were sold in Canada).

Black Diamond Nylon Runner Safety Recall Notice

Source: Black Diamond
Post date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 20:19
VOLUNTARY PRODUCT RECALL FOR USER INSPECTION OF NYLON RUNNERS Salt Lake City, Utah (February 4, 2016) - Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of 18mm Nylon Runners 60cm/24in (Style Number 380060) and 18mm Nylon Runners 120cm/48in (Style Number 380061) because of a possibility that the Nylon Runner is not load-bearing and will fail under standard use.

Black Diamond voluntary Carabiner Safety Recall Notice

Source: Black Diamond
Post date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 20:14
Voluntary Product Recall Of Carabiners and Quickdraws, Subject To Inspection Salt Lake City, Utah (February 4, 2016) - Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners/quickdraws because of the possibility of defects in the gate that could cause the carabiner to fail or function incorrectly.

Call for Papers: Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education & Leadership - Special Issue "Exploring the Value of Campus Outdoor Recreation Programs"

Category: Press Release
Source: AORE
Post date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 22:28
Important Dates Deadline for manuscript submission: May 1, 2016 Decision date for submitted manuscripts: July 1, 2016  Final resubmission for accepted manuscripts: September 1, 2016  Anticipated publication date: January 2017 Guest Editors Brent Bell, PhD Geneviève Marchand, PhD

Wilderness Risk Management Conference Call for Proposals

Category: Press Release
Source: Wilderness Risk Management Conference
Post date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 22:17

Adventure Cycling Association - Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship

Category: Press Release
Source: OutdoorEd.com
Post date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 23:23
MISSOULA, MONTANA, November 11, 2016 — Adventure Cycling Association is now accepting submissions for the third annual Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship program. This year, four winners will get the chance to participate in an Adventure Cycling educational course, win cool gear, and more.  

AEE Workshop Presenter Proposals Now Open

Category: Press Release
Source: Association of Experiential Education
Post date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 23:57
  Calling all workshop presenters! We are looking for quality workshops for the 2016 Annual International Conference and a multitude of spring regional conferences. Find information below on submitting a proposal to present a workshop, pre-conference, poster presentation or Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) session. 2016 AEE Annual International Conference - October 27-30, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN

2015 National Outdoor Book Awards Announced

Category: Press Release
Source: National Outdoor Book Awards
Post date: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 21:19
History/Biography Winner. Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave. By Sean Prentiss. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. ISBN 9870826355911

Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi-Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery

Category: Equipment Recalls
Source: Food & Drug Administration
Post date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 22:52
Bridgewater, N.J. - Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP).

Thirteen Manufacturers, Distributors Recall 1.3 Million Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Post date: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 23:02
Name of product: Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick release levers Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.
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