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    Liberty Mountain and STUBAI recall ice axes

    The knife in the axe handle can detach, posing a laceration hazard

    Liberty Mountain of Sandy, Utah, and STUBAI ZMV GmbH, of Austria, are recalling about 20 STUBAI Tour Lite Telescope ice axes.

    The knife in the axe handle can detach, posing a laceration or impact hazard to the user or bystanders.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves the STUBAI Tour Lite Telescope ice axe. The red and black axe ranges about 20 to 35 inches long with an aluminum head that is 9 inches long and 1 inch wide. “STUBAI” is printed on the top side of the axe above the black gripper. The axe weighs about one pound and can be adjusted from about 23 to 37 inches.

    The batch number is printed on the head and on the top of the shaft on the axe. The batch numbers included in this recall are: 865 on the head and 870 on the shaft.

    The ice axes, manufactured in Austria, were sold at Hansen Mountaineering, International Rocky Trade, Mount Hunt Supplies and online at www.campsaver.com and from June 2015, through June 2016, for about $200.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ice axe and contact Liberty Mountan or STUBAI for instructions on receiving a free replacement axe.

    Consumers may contact Liberty Mountain at 800-366-2666 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.libertymountain.com or http://www.stubai-sports.com/ for more information.

    Liberty Mountain of Sandy, Utah, and STUBAI ZMV GmbH, of Austria, are recalling about 20 STUBAI Tour Lite Telescope ice axes. The knife in the axe ...

    Model year 2017 Audi Q7s recalled

    The front air bags may deploy with more force than required in certain crashes

    Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 14,535 model year 2017 Audi Q7s manufactured August 30, 2015, to May 8, 2016.

    Due to a software issue within the air bag control module, the front air bags may deploy with more force than required in certain crashes. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

    Air bags that deploy with excessive force may increase the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

    Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69O3.

    Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 14,535 model year 2017 Audi Q7s manufactured August 30, 2015, to May 8, 2016. Due to a software issue with...

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