Cascade Designs Recalls Avalanche Rescue Probes Due to Risk of Suffocation
Name of Product:
Avalanche rescue probes
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.
May 03, 2016
About 1,600 in the U.S. (in addition, about 230 were sold in Canada)
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled probes and call Cascade Designs for instructions on receiving a refund or free replacement probe.
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.
Cascade Designs Inc., of Seattle, Wash.
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