Consumer product recall

PIEPS and Black Diamond Avalanche Transceivers and Beacons recalled due to risk of search function loss during emergencies

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Summary

Product
PIEPS and Black Diamond Avalanche Transceivers and Beacons
Issue
Consumer products - Injury hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled transceiver or beacon, follow the directions on the Black Diamond website to perform a device check, and contact Black Diamond Equipment for a repair or replacement if the product is malfunctioning.

Affected products

This recall involves certain PIEPS and Black Diamond avalanche transceivers and beacons that do not pass a Safety Check. All units are plastic with an LCD screen and measure approximately 5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide. The colours vary by model and have the manufacturer’s name (PIEPS) or the Black Diamond Logo printed on the front of the unit with the model name printed on the front or rear of the unit. The devices are worn by skiers/snowboarders/snowmobilers so they can be located if they are buried in an avalanche. 

The following transceivers and beacons are included in the recall: 

The following transceivers and beacons are included in the recall:

Device

Model number

PIEPS PRO BT

PP1127690000ALL1

PIEPS POWDER BT

PP1128060000ALL1

PIEPS DSP SPORT

PP1128040000ALL1

PIEPS DSP Pro

PP1127710000ALL1

PIEPS DSP ICE

PP1127700000ALL1

PIEPS MICRO BT Sensor

PP1129000000ALL1

PIEPS MICRO BT Race

PP1129020000ALL1

PIEPS MICRO BT Button

PP1129010000ALL1

Black Diamond Recon BT

BD1510020000ALL1

Black Diamond Guide BT

BD1510010000ALL1

Issue

A defect in the electronics may prevent the unit from switching from SEND mode into SEARCH mode, resulting in no additional aid in the search and rescue process in the case of an avalanche. 

As of June 10th, 2022, the company has received 2 reports of product failure in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 26 reports of product failure, and no reports of injuries.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled transceiver or beacon, follow the directions on the Black Diamond website to perform a device check, and contact Black Diamond Equipment for a repair or replacement if the product is malfunctioning.

For more information, consumers can contact Black Diamond Equipment toll-free at 866-306-0865 between 9 am and 4 pm MT Monday through Friday, or on the company website.  

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Black Diamond Equipment.

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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 21,351 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 74,432 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from January 2013 to June 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Bosnia

Details
Original published date: 2022-07-28
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product - Sports and fitness
Companies

Distributor

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd.

Salt Lake City

Utah

UNITED STATES

Manufacturer

Pieps GMBH

Lebring

AUSTRIA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-64320