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Recall - Pieps VECTOR Avalanche Beacon

Web posted on October 18, 2013

This recall includes Pieps VECTOR 457/GSP avalanche beacons. The unit is gray and yellow with a LCD screen and is sold in a yellow cardboard box labelled "Pieps VECTOR - Premium Alpine Performance". The product is identified by model number 109880 and UPC number 9120029061347.

Functioning of various operational features may deteriorate over time and may result in the product not performing as originally intended by the manufacturer. This could interfere with the use of the products potentially life-saving communications.

Neither Black Diamond Equipment nor Health Canada have received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this avalanche beacon.

The affected products were manufactures in Austria by Pieps, Lebring and distributed through Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., Salt Lake City, Utah. The recalled beacons were sold from January 2012 to October 2013. Approximately 60 units of the recalled beacons were sold in Canada.

Consumers should stop using the avalanche beacon immediately and contact Black Diamond Equipment at 1-801-278-5552 for product returns and refund.