Did you hear?... Trango issues limited recall for #1 MaxCams

Trango has announced a limited recall of the #1 MaxCams (red), no other sizes are affected.

Trango has announced a limited recall of the #1 MaxCams (red), no other sizes are affected. The Batch Numbers are 0605 and 0705 (next to the Trango logo on the cam lobe). The head axle rivets on the cams were smaller than specified, which means the cams could potentially fail when loaded. Retailers should check existing stock and post notices sent by Trango on climbing counters. To view the recall notice from Trango, click here. 


Did you hear?... MSR issues warning and recall for Denali Ascent and Classic

MSR has issued a warning and recall for Denali Ascent and red Denali Classic snowshoes made between September and November 2001. While there is absolutely no danger to consumers, MSR has discovered that as a result of using a new plastic formulation, the snowshoe decks may begin ...read more

CCH issues selective recall for Alien climbing cams

Colorado Custom Hardware has issued a selective recall of Alien climbing cams made since November 2004. Due to defective brazing by a subcontractor, the heads of the affected cams can pull off of the cable at low loads. The specific cams in question can be identified by a small ...read more


Did you hear?... Johnson issues recall for some Livestrong Fitness ellipticals

Johnson Health Tech has issued on the Livestrong Fitness website a recall notice for three elliptical models that just came to market at Dick’s Sporting Goods in October. According to the notice, the company has identified a potential problem with some of the 2009-2010 ...read more

Did you hear?... Barbell defect prompts recall by York

York Barbell has recalled 3,300 Olympic weightlifting bars after a defect caused two to break when loaded. No injuries were reported in the breakage, both of which occurred at one gym and were reported to York in late May by the dealer that sold the bars to the gym, said York ...read more

Did you hear?... Recall hits Hoist popular fold-up benches

Hoist Fitness has recalled 48,000 of six models of its fold-up exercise benches sold under both the Hoist and Body Gear names due to the hazard of potential hand or finger laceration or amputation. Two injuries were reported to Hoist in late 2005 by dealers of the benches, which ...read more

Did you hear?... Body-Solid recalls treadmills for unexpected speed changes

Body-Solid has recalled about 700 of four models of its Endurance treadmills in which static build-up was found to cause unexpected changes in speed, including acceleration and stops. The company, which contacted the Consumer Product Safety Commission in late spring 2005 about ...read more

Did you hear?... MSR recalls MSR White Gas from one batch

Mountain Safety Research has issued a product recall in response to reports of leaking cans of MSR White Gas from one batch: #2003-2 (you can find the batch number on the front of the can directly under the words "1 Quart / 95 Liter" near the bottom of the label.) The fuel batch ...read more

Did you hear?... Great Trango Holdings aquires e-Grips

Boulder-Col.-based Great Trango Holdings has acquired Boulder-based e-Grips, a maker of urethane climbing holds. Malcolm Daly, president of Trango, told SNEWS® that he began talking with Jessica Franco, e-Grips' owner, last fall. "Four years ago, Ian Powell and Ty Foose, two of ...read more

Did you hear?... U.S. CPSC reports recalls of InSTEP trailer bikes and Specialized Enduro bikes

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reported recalls in cooperation with the company of 4,300 InSTEP trailer bikes and 2,200 Specialized Enduro bikes because of components that may fail and cause injury. InSTEP's recall affects the Hitchhiker III Trailer Bikes, ...read more