Safety Alert! Recalls


By Arjen on 7 September 2015 · 0

Winter is coming and now is the time to have a good look at your gear again. Is everything functioning correctly? Do you to replace something? Or should you perhaps return something to the manufacturer for a recall? You'll find an overview of the latest recalls below. Do you miss an important recall in this list? You can add it as a comment below the article. Thanks!

Ortovox S1+

Feedback from the users has shown that the element which is responsible for transmitting signals is not sufficiently effective in a few cases. Ortovox asks owners of the Ortovox S1+ to send their beacon to them and then they replace the element with no costs. The turnaround at this point is about six weeks. Send it in now and have your S1+ back again in time for winter. More info

Pieps Vector

The recall of the Pieps Vector is already known for a while, but it can't hurt to give it some more attention. Tests have shown that the Pieps Vector is not functioning properly and Pieps has decided to withdraw the Vector from the market. Do you have a Pieps Vector avalanche beacon, please contact them. More info

Mammut Airbags

User feedback and intensive self-testing by Mammut showed the following problem. The connection between the trigger unit and the so-called Venturi element can become loose when used intensively. As a result the system no longer works and the balloon of the airbag can not be inflated in case of an emergency.


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