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DMM issue harness inspection request to users

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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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Using micro crampons and mini spikes for winter hill walking

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23/01/2016

Micro crampons or mini spikes have become a popular alternative to walking crampons with many winter hill walkers, but do they offer enough security for the changeable ground conditions found in our winter mountains? Discover what the experts think in our article below, and make up your own mind.
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Deadly quickdraws

25/07/2013

Avoid dangerous quickdraw combinations using open slings and rubber keepers. This video highlights the issues, read the full article here: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/deadly-quickdraws-open-sling-rubber-band-accident?s=2
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Caring for equipment

23/01/2013

Taken from the BMC Rock Essentials DVD, this film explains the basic steps needed to make sure that your climbing gear such rope, harness and helmet is safe to use. It shows some useful tips on how and when to check your gear, when to retire it, and where to get more information from manufacturers. More on the Rock Essentials DVD here: thebmc.co.uk/rock-climbing-essentials-dvd?s=2
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Dan Middleton: testing to destruction at Kendal

23/11/2012

How strong is your climbing equipment? Witness the destruction as the BMC's Technical and Safety Officer Dan Middleton takes his sling-breaker roadshow to the Kendal Film Festival
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