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Safety notice issued by Edelrid for Mega Jul belay device

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Safety notice issued by Edelrid for Mega Jul belay device

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03/01/2024

Edelrid have asked owners and users of their popular Mega Jul belay device to make a precautionary check for a defective attachment loop, for devices regardless of manufacturing batch. This updates a previous warning which covered a specific batch.
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Ski-touring binding recall

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05/12/2023

A product recall notice has been issued for ski touring bindings which present a risk of injury. The brands affected are Salomon, Atomic and Armada. Read on to find out more.
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Have you checked your camming devices recently?

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27/11/2023

If you enjoy trad climbing and mountaineering, no doubt you'll have a selection of camming devices as part of your rack. But do you ever check them for damage or wear and tear? If not, then maybe you should, as we find out in this report from the experts at the BMC Technical Committee.
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Simond Edge rope recall

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09/11/2023

Decathlon have issued a recall notice for the Simond Edge rope, the models affected are the 9mm x 80m and the 9mm x 100m. Users are requested to stop using any affected product and to return it to their nearest Decathlon store and be issued a refund.
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Guidance on gear recalls and safety warnings

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13/01/2023

The safety of climbing equipment has never been better. The vast majority of modern climbing equipment is well-designed, rigorously assessed against industry standards and subject to robust quality management systems. On rare occasions equipment may fall short of these standards. Manufacturers have a range of options for dealing with this, depending on the cause and severity of the problem. This article explains the steps which can be taken to rectify issues with product safety. These problems could arise due to design, manufacture or quality assurance.
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Fixed Gear Guidance on North West Crags and Quarries

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08/09/2022

Following a consultative process including discussion at Area Meetings, the BMC North West Area has agreed guidance reflecting the climbing ethics and views of the North West on the use of fixed gear.
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Check your Pieps or Black Diamond avalanche transceiver

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20/04/2022

It has been reported that a small number of avalanche transceivers from the manufacturer Pieps/Black Diamond may suffer from malfunctioning electronics. Read below to find out which devices may be affected.
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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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