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Cascade Designs Inc. recalls MSR StrikerTM 320 & MSR StrikerTM 240 probes

Starting date:
May 3, 2016
Posting date:
May 3, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Cascade Designs Inc.

Affected products

MSR StrikerTM 320 probe, MSR StrikerTM 240 Probe

Product description

This recall involves two different MSR Striker probes identified by the following details:

  • MSR StrikerTM 320 - (SKU 03160) UPC 040818031605, red/grey, packaged with tags.
  • MSR StrikerTM 240 - (SKU 03161) UPC 040818031612, yellow/grey, packaged with tags.

Hazard identified

The lock button on the Striker probe assembly can fail to engage and lock the sections in place, failing to create a rigid 240-320 cm long pole. This may render the probe unable to function as intended and may be difficult to remove or push the full length of the probe into/from the snow. This may interfere with the rapid location of an avalanche victim.

Neither Health Canada nor Cascade Designs Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to this product in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 229 units were sold in Canada and 1385 in the United States.

Time period sold

Both the MSR StrikerTM 320 probe and the MSR StrikerTM 240 Probe were sold from September 2014 to January 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Korea.


Cascade Designs Inc.
YUNAN Aluminum Co LTD

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled units and contact Cascade Designs Inc for free replacement probe.

For more information, consumers may contact Cascade Designs Inc. on the company's website or by calling toll free at 1-800-527-1527 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PST, Monday to Friday.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.