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Bear Repellent May Fail, Hikers Warned

March 01, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Canadian backpackers were warned to return their Bearier Bear Repellent, a spray product designed to drive away menacing bears, because it could fail at the crucial moment.

The Canadian government said the voluntary recall was issued after the device, which uses pungent pepper spray, developed trigger problems during tests.

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