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Cascade Designs Recalls Avalanche Rescue Probes Due to Risk of Suffocation

  • “Striker 320” Probe
  • “Striker 240” Probe
  • Lock Buttons at the end of the probe, correctly engaged
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.

Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
May 03, 2016
Units:
About 1,600 in the U.S. (in addition, about 230 were sold in Canada)
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.

Recall Details

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled probes and call Cascade Designs for instructions on receiving a refund or free replacement probe.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
REI and other outdoor recreation stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from September 2014 through January 2016 for between $60 and $70.
Importer(s):

Cascade Designs Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

Manufactured In:
Korea
Recall number:
16-155
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