Category: Safety warnings and recalls

Recall of FISCHER TRAVERS CC Ski Boots

Austrian-based Fischer Sports has issued a recall for its ski boot model Travers CC. Apparently, the carbon cuff has been identified as a weak point. Cracks in the upper cuff can develop under continuous load and can cause the cuff to break suddenly. The recall reads: Breakage is caused by continuous high stress in the…
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Recall of LA SPORTIVA Mulaz Helmet

Climbing helmets which follow the EN12492:2012 standard have to survive lots of testing before they are released for sales. These tests ensure that the helmets protect you adequately against the dangers of climbing – most prominently against rock falls. Now La Sportiva has informed that its Mulaz alpine climbing helmet (model number 66V) has failed…
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Recall of PERFECT DESCENT Auto Belay Devices

You can find them in many climbing gyms: Auto belay devices that allow you to climb toprope without the need for a belayer. They are perfect for novices, for people who lack a belayer buddy for an evening or – and that’s what I use it quite often – for endurance training. To me, climbing…
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Recall of DECATHLON OnNight 410 Headlamp

Oh boy, this week seems not to go well for Decathlon. After recalling its carabiner ROCKY and its belay device TOUCAN, they now have to recall the headlamp OnNight 410. Normally I wouldn’t post recalls of electronics. But hey, go over and read the just finished article on how to call for help in the…
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Recall of SCARPA Maestrale RS and Maestrale Ski Boots

Scarpa has issued a recall for its ski boots Scarpa Maestrale and Scarpa Maestrale RS. Affected by the recall are ski boots from fall 2017 production season sold in North America. Reason for the recall is that the boot shell can crack under certain conditions, rendering the boot unusable for skiing. According to Scarpa, boots…
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Recall of SIMOND Toucan Light Belay Device from DECATHLON

Decathlon is recalling its belay device “Toucan light” of its alpine brand “Simond” (product number 2575753). According to the recall notice, products sold after 2019-02-25 are affected. If you own such a belay device, we recommend to stop using this product and return it to Decathlon’s customer service for a refund. When it comes to…
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