CPSC Recall: Spot Satellite Communicators Recalled for Transmission Issues

04/19/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Covington, LA—The inability to transmit messages and tracking information in emergency situations has prompted the recall of about 15,400 Spot Satellite Communicators by Spot LLC. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the product recall on April 19, 2011.

The product recall was enacted after discovering that the internal voltage regulator can stop working, resulting in the inability to transmit messages and tracking information in emergency situations.

“The satellite communicator tracks the user’s location and sends the user’s GPS coordinates and a distress message in the case of an emergency. The device is black with the SPOT logo and the word DeLorme on the front. It measures 3 inches x 2.6 inches and is bundled with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w GPS. The GPS is not subject to this recall. Affected products have Electronic Serial Numbers (ESN) from 0-2000000 to 0-2019999. The ESN is located on a label under the battery,” reported the CPSC press release.

Consumers are advised to contact Spot LCC for a free replacement.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Spot LLC at (866) 727-7733 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET, Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.findmespot.com/replacement.

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