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Ortovox Canada recalls S1+ Avalanche Transceiver

Starting date:
April 14, 2015
Posting date:
April 14, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-52897

Affected products

Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Transceiver

Product description

This recall involves the Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Transceiver, which is used as a transmission device to locate the user if caught in an avalanche. The Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Transceiver is a flip-open design, is powered by two AAA batteries and is black and green in colour.  The item code is 11380 and the UPC is 4250091798867.

Hazard identified

The potential failure of a component may prevent the transmission of a reliable signal to searchers in the case of an avalanche.

Neither Health Canada nor Ortovox Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

In total, 750 units of the affected transceivers were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected product was sold from September 2011 to March 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany.

Companies

Manufacturer
Ortovox Sportartikel GmbH
Taufkirchen
GERMANY
Distributor
Ortovox Canada Ltd.
Calgary
Alberta
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Ortovox S1+ avalanche transceivers and contact Ortovox Canada Ltd. to arrange for a repair of the product.

For more information, consumers may contact Ortovox Canada Ltd. by telephone at 1-403-283-8944 from Monday to Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MST or by email. Consumers can also visit the company's recall website for more information on the product recall.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.