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Fri., Dec. 14, 2012, 7:40 a.m.

Ortovox 3+ avalanche transceivers recalled for defect

Ortovox 3-plus avalanche transceiver. (Courtesy)
Ortovox 3-plus avalanche transceiver. (Courtesy)

WINTER SPORTS -- Ortovox has issued a recall notice for Ortovox 3+ avalanche beacons within certain serial number ranges.

During search training, avalanche transceivers of the ORTOVOX 3+ model switched to transmission mode unintentionally after 120 seconds in search mode. Internal tests showed that a certain production batch of the 3+ can exhibit this behavior.We are responding immediately and, as a precaution, are recalling all devices shipped to vendors after October 17, 2012, for inspection and a software update. These devices can no longer be used without an update.

The manufactuer's website allows customers to check their website for the range of beacons that are being recalled.  If you have this product, check this out before taking it into the field.

  • Click here for Inland Northwest Avalanche advisories.

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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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