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Online climbing gear: are you buying safe equipment?

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20/09/2017

It's becoming common to shop online rather than take time out from our busy lives to physically visit a shop. The convenience, range of choice, and often better prices, make buying online incredibly attractive. But don't be caught out: there are some nasty surprises awaiting the unwary!
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Gear warning: Totem issue recall of Basic cams

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13/09/2017

Do you own or use Totem Basic cams? If so, check to find out if any of your cams are affected by the recall issued by them on 12 September.
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Check your Friends! Wild Country issue notice for inspection

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04/04/2017

On 31 March, manufacturer Wild Country issued a voluntary notice for users to inspect Friends size 2,3 &4 purchased in 2016-7.
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Rope shear fear: could it happen to anyone?

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31/03/2017

After the unfortunate recent rope shear incident involving Michele Caminati, the BMC would like to highlight the dangers of rope failure and how everyone should be wary of it.
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DMM issue harness inspection request to users

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12/07/2016

Following the discovery of missing structural sewing on a DMM Brenin Harness during a routine inspection by an end user, DMM are issuing the following information to users of all DMM harnesses, and asking them to carry out a visual inspection on the key structural sewing on their harnesses.
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Wild Country issue recall on 2016 Syncro harnesses

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21/06/2016

Wild Country have issued a recall of their Syncro harnesses manufactured and sold in 2016, after detecting a manufacturing defect on a small number of harnesses. If you own or use this model of harness, please read the recall notice and follow the instructions given.
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Black Diamond announce quality audit following further product recalls

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20/04/2016

Black Diamond have issued a recall for inspection for a number of products including Camalots, and have also announced a major quality audit of their production facilities and systems.
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Dangerous harnesses seized by authorities

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08/04/2016

Suffolk Trading Standards have seized over 100 dangerous harnesses from an eBay seller. Using the harnesses risks death or serious injury – users are urged to stop using them immediately and to contact the seller for a refund.
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Slings for climbers

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17/03/2016

Did you know that you can do a lot of things with a sling? Need to build a belay or improvise a chest harness? With a bit of know-how you can do it with a sling. Read on to discover more about slings, and what you can do with them to help you climb more safely.
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Black Diamond recall carabiners and slings

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05/02/2016

Black Diamond have issued two voluntary recalls for select items of equipment including carabiners and nylon slings. Quickdraw sets comprising affected carabiners are also included in the recall. Find out how to check if your gear is affected and what to do below.
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