Black Diamond Avalanche Transceiver Recall
Denver Black Diamond Recall Attorneys
Boesen Law in Denver is currently hearing from potential clients who have purchased Black Diamond PIEPS DSP Avalanche Transceivers that have recently been urgently recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the CPSC, the transceiver can unexpectedly change modes due to a design defect. If it changes without the user noticing, then it might be unable to transmit its signal in a disaster or avalanche, making it more difficult to local a lost skier or hiker.
Black Diamond has already received the following reports due to the defect:
- At least one skier death.
- At least one severe skier injury.
The defective Black Diamond Avalanche Transceivers are:
- PIEPS DSP Pro
- DSP Pro Ice
- DSP Sport
Affected model numbers for these transceivers include:
If you own any of these defective emergency transceivers, you are advised to stop their use immediately. You should not send the product back to Black Diamond, though.
Additional Defective Black Diamond Transceivers
In a recent Instagram post, Black Diamond announced that even more of its emergency avalanche transceivers were potentially defective. According to the company’s own research, electronic components in certain devices could become defective so that it does not properly switch between “Send” and “Search” modes. It is not clear how exactly this defect occurs, though, so it could happen without warning. Effectively, none of the devices known to have this defect should be considered safe enough to use while skiing or in an avalanche-risk area.
The new list of defective Black Diamond avalanche transceivers includes:
- PIEPS Micro BT Button
- PIEPS Micro BT Race
- PIEPS Micro BT Sensor
- PIEPS POWDER BT
- PIEPS PRO BT
- PIEPS DSP PRO
- PIEPS DSP SPORT
- BLACK DIAMOND RECON
- BLACK DIAMOND GUIDE
Black Diamond immediately received harsh criticism from its consumer base over the handling of this latest defect announcement. Not only did the company fail to issue a full recall for the devices that are needed in life-or-death situations, but it only made a social media post to announce it. Assumedly, the vast majority of Black Diamond customers do not check its Instagram page, especially not for critical safety instructions. The negligent handling of this recent announcement could further stack the odds against the company if it later faces a consumer class action.
Can You Sue Black Diamond?
Importantly, you do not need to have suffered an injury due to a defective avalanche transceiver product in order to have a valid claim against Black Diamond. You only need to have purchased the product.
Please let us know if you purchased a Black Diamond avalanche transceiver that has since been recalled due to a defect. Even if you no longer have the product, you should reach out to Boesen Law in Denver, Colorado. The more potential class members we hear from, the stronger the potential class action against Black Diamond can become. You do not need to live in Colorado for us to help with your case, either.
For more information about a Black Diamond Avalanche Transceiver class action, dial (303) 327-9988 now.
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