Ortovox Canada recalls Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Transceivers
- Starting date:
- July 10, 2018
- Posting date:
- July 10, 2018
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Sports/Fitness, Electronics
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Ortovox Canada Ltd.
Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Transceivers running software version 2.1
This recall involves the Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Transceivers in blue, green and black with software version 2.1. The following model numbers are affected: 1137000001, 1137000002 and 1137000006.
The recalled product may also be identified by UPC 4250091798461.
The recalled products may have a temporary disruption of the transmission function due to a software error. This may cause a delay in the search and rescue process of users.
As of June 27th, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or in the United States.
Approximately 6,990 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 19,365 were sold in the United States at outdoor specialty stores, ski shops, direct to avalanche professionals, search and rescue personnel and mountain guides.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from October 2010 to April 2018.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Germany.
Ortovox Canada Ltd.
Ortovox Sportartikel GmbH
What you should do
For more information, consumers may contact Ortovox Canada by telephone at (403) 283-8944, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST, Monday to Friday or by email.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.
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.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.