The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday that Petzl America has recalled roughly 375,000 Scorpio and Absorbica Shock Absorbing Lanyards. These lanyards pose a falling hazard to all users, as there is a missing safety stitch on the attachment loop. This can cause the lanyard to disconnect and the climber to fall. They were sold at authorized Petzl dealers … [Read more...] about Petzl America Recalls Rock Climbing Safety Lanyards
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 15,500 Photon carabiners and Photon and Mach Express quickdraws distributed by CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo. The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls. No injuries have been reported. The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as … [Read more...] about Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled
“Be careful!” Nod your head if you’ve said this to your child today. Yeah, me too. This well meaning phrase is used ad nauseum in the modern world. There are a lot of dangers out there, yes. We love our kiddos with every ounce of our being, of course. The mama bear instinct is real. Abso-frickin-lutely. But, when does protecting our kids become riskier than stepping … [Read more...] about Should Kids Always Be Careful?
I started a new job in February. Correction: I started TWO new jobs in February. The first one was a foot in the door. It didn’t pay enough to cover my bills, so I took the second job to supplement. Anyone can tell you that two jobs are more than enough for a single human to handle. I also run Elle Jay at Home, a blog about comfort food for moms. But my hours shifted to 7 am … [Read more...] about The WFHWK Life: The Down and Dirty of Working Mom Survival
Fifteenth birthdays are sometimes overlooked with all the focus on a "sweet 16." Plan a celebration for your 15-year-old that's cool and fun for her and her friends as each birthday for a teen is another steppingstone to adulthood. Expand on something your teen is already into, or help her plan something new and exciting.OutingsGoing somewhere with all his friends, such as an … [Read more...] about Cool Ideas for a 15th Birthday Party