My memory isn't that sharp. IIRC the first one involved some EPIRBs where the confidence light would come on--but the transmitter actually wasn't powering up. It is little things like that which really make me wonder what this world has come to.
Here's one from 2003 that's an 'alert' not a recall--not that it makes a difference to me, they're saying the units can fail.
And SSCA Discussion Board :: View topic - ACR Electronics "Useful Life" Policy
a discussion which mentions ACR has some issues with internal stress cracks that they expect in some units--which will make them flunk a service
But I've heard of other incidents over the past many years, I don't know how much work it would take to dig them up. ACR apparently doesn't keep a list of recalls 9excuse me, recalls, alerts, and known issues) on their web site. Maybe the USCG or the Consumer Product Safety
Commission might. Dunno.
I just try to keep mental tally of "Oh, THEM AGAIN?" for better or worse when vendor names are brought up. You know, like "Chinese toxic lead paint
in toys" and "Chinese toxic additive in pet food
gluten" and "Chinese toxic glycol in toothpaste". The details don't matter to me, the bottom line is "Chinese is less safe" period.
ACR? I'm sure I've heard of at least 3 problem runs, counting the two above. I could only ignore that if I'd also heard of an agressive contact/recall/replacement program that included free replacement to all the inconvenienced users. (Didn't happen.)