Deca International GolfBuddy GPS Bands Recalled Due to Burn Risk

Deca International GolfBuddy GPS Bands Recalled Due to Burn Risk
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April 7, 2016

A piece of wearable golf technology is being recalled due to safety concerns.

Deca International is recalling its GolfBuddy BB5 golf GPS LED bands. The band is a wearable GPS unit that operates as a pedometer, distance monitor, and watch and comes preloaded with golf course information. The band charging ports can produce an electrical charge to exposed skin, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The recalled item is made of plastic with a stainless steel casing, has a LED display screen and a two-pronged connector at the end for closure. The display screen is flush with the top side of the band and has four buttons on the perimeter.

The wristband is about one inch wide and comes in black with interchangeable wristbands in large and small sizes and in the colors lime, navy and orange. The model BB5 is on the back of the recalled unit below the charging port. Recalled units do not have a yellow round sticker on the front and on the packaging.

About 3,000 bands are being included in the recall.

Consumers could purchase the items at PGA Tour Superstore, The Golfer's Warehouse, Worldwide Golf Shops and other authorized golf dealers nationwide and online from April 2015 through January 2016 for about $250.

Individuals with the recalled item should immediately stop use and contact GolfBuddy for instructions on how to update the unit with the latest firmware.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact GolfBuddy at (888) 251-6058.