GME Accusat Emergency Beacon Recall [Australia]


Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: GME Accusat Emergency Beacon Recall [Australia]Standard Communications recalls some GME Accusat Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) due to operational failure hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/zJsFv

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1061215

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Emergency Beacons are subject to this recall:

  • GME Accusat Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), a radio beacon device that, when activated, sends a radio signal via satellite or homing frequency to notify of a distress or emergency situation. The following EPIRB models MT400, MT401, MT403 with serial numbers starting with are subject to recall:

501XXXXX, 502XXXXX, 503XXXXX, 504XXXXX, 505XXXXX, 506XXXXX, 507XXXXX, 508XXXXX, 509XXXXX, 510XXXXX, 511XXXXX, 512XXXXX, 601XXXXX, 602XXXXX, 603XXXXX, 604XXXXX, 605XXXXX, 606XXXXX, 607XXXXX, 608XXXXX, 609XXXXX, 610XXXXX, 611XXXXX, 612XXXXX, 701XXXXX, 702XXXXX, 703XXXXX, 704XXXXX, 705XXXXX, 706XXXXX, 707XXXXX, 708XXXXX, 709XXXXX, 710XXXXX, 711XXXXX, 712XXXXX, 801XXXXX and 802XXXXX

According to the ACCC, due to a microprocessor malfunction, the EPIRB may fail the self test procedure. If the defect occurs, the EPIRB may not operate in an emergency situation.

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ACCC PRA number: 2014/14204
Recalls Direct RIN: 3859-2014
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