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- Recall: Trek recalled more than 13,000 toddler "Kickster" bikes built in the last seven years. A faulty steer tube clamp causes the handlebars to fall off. Trek retailers are offering free replacements and installations.
- Acquisition: LOWA acquired its longtime Italy-based shoe manufacturer, Riko Sports. The move increases LOWA's workforce from 250 to more than 2,000. Its parent company, the Tecnica Group, will acquire the 15 percent stake of LOWA owned by the Castellani family, (Riko Sport’s president is Renzo Castellani.), for a total of 75-percent ownership of LOWA.
- Spotted: United By Blue made an appearance in People Magazine as having the best toiletry bag, the Pitch Toiletry Case. Melissa Arnot Reid was also pictured in a story about her trek to Everest Base Camp with celebrity Mandy Moore.
- North America debut: Karün, a sustainable eyewear brand and Certified B Corporation based in Patagonia, Chile, is launching sunglasses and eyeglasses made from natural and recycled materials sourced from local communities and rural entrepreneurs in Patagonia.
- Snowsports Industries America has partnered with LIG Solutions, a division of Lighthouse Insurance Group, to offer its members, their families, their employees, and others committed to the SIA mission access to exclusive healthcare insurance coverages. The program is scheduled to launch this summer and Snowsports Industries America (SIA) community members will be notified when the program is live at LIGmembers.com/SIA.
- Leave wildlife alone: Less than a week after a 9-year-old girl was bucked by a bison in Yellowstone National Park, a 17-year-old girl was gored in the thigh and tossed into the air at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
- Climate fight: A Boulder climate scientist is suing the Trump administration after she claims she was let go from the National Park Service for refusing to eliminate mentions of human-caused climate change from a report.
- Arrive, formerly Coozie Outdoors, is offering online gear rental services to outdoor enthusiasts in a new partnership with ReserveAmerica.com.
- Milliken & Company, which just acquired Polartec, named Jeff Price executive vice president of operations for Milliken & Company. Chad McAllister was named the successor to Price as president of Milliken’s Performance & Protective Textiles division