CPSC: ORTOVOX S1+ Avalanche Transceiver
On 2015-06-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding ORTOVOX S1+ Avalanche Transceiver due to a potential failure to protect hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2010 for about $490.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Deuter avalanche transceiver recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Safety/Emergency Tool Kits category in 2015.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 384-9252
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What is the problem?
The S1+ hardware can fail, resulting in an inability to transmit a discoverable signal during an emergency situation, even as the unit appears to be powered on and functioning properly.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The ORTOVOX S1+ transceiver is used as a beacon to locate an individual in the event of avalanche burial. The flip-case design transceiver is black with green accent stripes on the top sides. ORTOVOX and S1+ are printed on the top of the device. In the open/receive position the top half of the transceiver displays a blue screen with green border that displays an image and distance reading of the buried individual. The transceivers measure about 5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1 inch thick in the closed/transmit position. All transceivers manufactured from 2010 through 2014 are included in the recall. The manufacture date is printed inside the battery door on the back of the transceiver with a roman numeral representing the quarter of the year and a two digit number referring to the year.
These items were sold new+ at Outdoor specialty retailers, ski shops and directly nationwide from July 2010 through April 2015 for about $490.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled S1+ transceiver beacons immediately and return them to ORTOVOX for a free repair.
Deuter USA toll-free at (877) 384-9252 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at ortovox.com and click on the "S1+ Avalanche Transceiver Recall" box for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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