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 3, 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

In Conjunction With:
 
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