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Black Diamond Issues Voluntary Recall on Recon LT Beacon

Black Diamond Equipment has issued a new voluntary recall on their Recon LT avalanche transceiver to perform a necessary firmware update. According to BD, The Recon LT beacon may unexpectedly enter search mode, despite the rotary switch remaining in its send position. This malfunction can be resolved if users update their firmware to version v1.3 or later.

In a press release from Mar 23, 2023, Black Diamond says that anyone who owns a Black Diamond Recon LT beacon should immediately stop using the device and follow one of the options below:

1. Update your device by downloading the Pieps App for iOS or Android devices, connect your transceiver via Bluetooth, and then follow a few on-screen prompts. Click HERE for instructions to update via the PIEPS app.

2. Send your device to Black Diamond’s service center or take it to a Black Diamond Retail Store to perform the update free of charge. File a claim HERE to send to a service center or click HERE for a list of Black Diamond Retail Store Locations.

3. If preferred, Black Diamond will offer a full refund to Recon LT avalanche transceiver customers. To file a claim click HERE.

    Affected Products

    All Recon LT avalanche transceivers manufactured and sold between May 2021 and March 2023 and having serial numbers with the first four digits between the range of 2119-2239 are addressed with this voluntary recall. The serial number can be identified by connecting your beacon to the PIEPS app via Bluetooth.

    This transceiver was sold as a standalone unit and as part of an avalanche safety set. The SKU’s, UPC’s and Descriptions of these products are below.

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