Recall: Avalanche Transceivers
On 2018-07-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Avalanche Transceivers due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2010 for about $350.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Deuter avalanche transceiver recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Other Sports Equipment category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The transceiver can fail to work properly due to a software error and fail to transmit the position of survivors of an avalanche, resulting in delayed search and rescue operations.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled transceivers and return them to Ortovox for a free repair, including free shipping.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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