Ortovox Avalanche Transceiver Recalled due to Hardware Failure
An emergency device used in the event of an avalanche has been recalled.
The hardware for the Ortovox S1+ avalanche transceiver can fail, resulting in an inability to transmit a discoverable signal during an emergency situation. No incidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the defect.
The transceiver is used as a beacon to locate an individual who has been buried in an avalanche. 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. About 3,000 transceivers are affected by the recall.
They were sold at outdoor specialty retailers, ski shops and directly nationwide from July 2010 through April 2015 for about $490.
Consumers should stop using the recalled S1+ transceiver beacons immediately and return them to Ortovox for a free repair.
For more information contact Deuter USA at (877) 384-9252.