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.
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.
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.