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Cascade Designs Recalls Avalanche Probe

The company will replace or refund all probes sold between September 2014 and January 2016.

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By Leslie Hittmeier

According to theUnited States Consumer Produce Safety Commission (CPSC), Cascade Designs of Seattle, Washington, has issued a recall its Mountain Safety Research Striker 320 and Striker 240 avalanche rescue probes. The probes are being recalled because the lock button can fail when the aluminum shafts are extended, interfering with the probe’s efficacy when employed in a search for an avalanche victim. Roughly 1,800 units were sold in the U.S. and Canada at outdoor recreation stores nationwide and online from September 2014 through January 2016. No accidents have been reported. If you own this probe, call Cascade at 800-531-9531 for a refund or replacement. For more info visit the CPSC