SPOT Satellite Communicator Recalled

Friday, 01 April 2011

SPOT Communicator Recall

Spot LLC announced another recall of one of their products. You might remember last year when the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger was having problems transmitting and also got recalled. Now it seems their SPOT Satellite Communicator which comes with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w is having similar issues.

In the press release, Spot announced that, “in certain incidents, intended messages may not be transmitted, including requests for help or emergency assistance, when the SPOT Satellite Communicator is used at temperatures below 40 degrees Farhrenheit/4.44 degrees Celsius.”

It seems that the company manufacturing the communicator substituted a couple of parts that were, “not meeting operating specifications”. Those keeping track will note that is what happened last time also.

Here are the full details on the recall including SPOT contact information.

David Johnston

David Johnston

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