Monday, September 12, 2005

Ortovox Voluntary Preventative Recall



Ortovox, in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announceed a voluntary recall of it's M1 and M2 avalanche safety transceivers; all models, all years. Consumers should stop using the M1 and M2 tranceivers and contact Ortovox to obtain a new battery door, free of charge. These units have been sold in specialty stores from 1997 to 2005. Ortovox reports only 3 unit failures in more than 100,000 units sold worldwide.

Basically the problem is that due to slight discrepancies in battery length/width dimensions across different battery brands, depending on those dimensions of battrery used, certain batteries were capable of being dislodged from their contact points thus turning the unit off. Not cool!

Ortovox is stepping up though, taking on the voluntary recall on their own - all one has to do is contact Ortovox at 888-215-3131 for a, free of charge, new battery cover door that is easily replaced by the consumer in seconds. The new door creates tighter tollerances elliminating the problem immediately and effectively. This recall DOES NOT INCLUDE the F1/X1 Models. More info can be attained at www.ortovox.com

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