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Recall: Ortovox S1+ Transceivers UPDATED

Ortovox TransceiverOrtovox announces precautionary recall of S1+ Avalance Tranceivers. A disturbance can occur in the transmission function due to a component that can fail at any time. Customers should stop using the device, and the faulty component should be replaced only through an Ortovox service point.

RECALL UPDATE
June 2, 2015: All 3000 beacons with S1+ technology have been officially recalled. 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. Devices should be returned for replacement.

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RECALL UPDATE June 2, 2015:

All 3000 beacons with S1+ technology have been officially recalled. 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. Devices should be returned for replacement. Read full recall.

Original preliminary recall:

Individual feedback after search training and intensive follow-up inspections have shown that in very rare cases, a disturbance can occur in the transmission function in the ORTOVOX S1+ avalanche transceiver. The reason for this is the possible failure of a component.


In order to eliminate any risk for our customers, we have decided on a precautionary recall so that the affected component can be replaced. The S1+ devices affected by the recall may no longer be used without the required component being replaced.

This precautionary recall applies exclusively to the ORTOVOX S1+ model of avalanche transceiver. All other ORTOVOX avalanche transceivers are unaffected. Its predecessor, the ORTOVOX S1, is likewise unaffected.

Our examinations have shown that in rare cases, a component can fail after an indeterminate period of use. Until now this error could not be detected when installing components, despite 100% comprehensive quality control.

The component can only be replaced at the ORTOVOX service point.

DUE TO THE PRODUCTION TIME OF THIS COMPONENT, RETROFITTING WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL JULY.

For more detailed information about the recall procedure, please visit the Ortovox recall site.

 


 

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on 4/1/15
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