Recall date: June 2, 2015
Recall number: 15-154

Recall Summary

Name of product:
ORTOVOX S1+ Avalanche Transceiver
Hazard:
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.
Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact:

Deuter USA toll-free at (877) 384-9252 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at ortovox.warranty@deuterusa.com or online at ortovox.com and click on the "S1+ Avalanche Transceiver Recall" box for more information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 3,000
Description:

The S1+ hardware can fail, resulting in an inablitity to transmit a discoverable signal during an emergency even when appearing to function properly.

Description:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled S1+ transceiver beacons immediately and return them to ORTOVOX for a free repair.

Sold At:

Outdoor specialty retailers, ski shops and directly nationwide from July 2010 through April 2015 for about $490.

Importer(s):

Deuter USA, of Longmont, Colo.

Distributor(s):

Ortovox, of Taufkirchen, Germany

Manufactured In:
Germany