After over a week of heavy criticism from the backcountry community surrounding potential malfunctions with the Pieps DSP Pro and Sport avalanche beacons, Pieps has released an updated statement on the matter on their Instagram channel. If you own a Pieps DSP Pro/Sport and are at all concerned about the functionality of the device, you should send it in to their warranty department and Pieps will offer an upgrade to the latest generation of their product. In North America, this will go through Black Diamond Equipment. There is still no official recall of the product.
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Black Diamond Equipment is issuing a voluntary safety recall on some of its avalanche safety products, including the PIEPS Pro BT, Powder BTW, DSP Sport, DSP Pro, DSP Pro Ice, Micro Button BT, Micro BTW Sensor, Micro BTW, and Black Diamond Recon BT and Guide BT avalanche transceivers. This follows a safety check notice issued in April 2022. The issue is related to a material manufacturing problem that causes the beacons to not switch from SEND to SEARCH modes, rendering the units unable to
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