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Old 23-07-2014, 15:28   #1
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EPIRB recall (GME EPIRB's manuf from 2005-2008 Recaledl)

Just spoke to a guy on the radio, who asked me if I knew about an "EPIRB Recall"....

And, when I googled it, I came up with this recent press release / recall announcement from the Australian manufacturer GME / Standard Communications Pty Ltd...


http://www.gme.net.au/public/pdf/bro...fetyrecall.pdf

Those that have GME EPIRB's should look closely at them and heed the recall!!
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After exhaustive testing we have identified a fault in the microprocessor of certain units
that effectively shuts the beacon down. We are concerned that the beacon may not work
in an emergency situation.

In consultation with national maritime authorities, Standard Communications
has decided to recall certain EPIRBs manufactured between January 2005 and
February 2008.

The affected units are the MT400, MT401 and MT403 beacons with serial
numbers between 50101000 and 80250722.

And those looking for more info / generic info on EPIRB's, etc...please have a look here...
EPIRB Activation? What happens/How to improve rescue odds


Fair winds...

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Old 23-07-2014, 15:34   #2
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Re: EPIRB recall (GME EPIRB's manuf from 2005-2008 Recaledl)

Thread on same thing in general sailing section.

GME EPIRB Recall.

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Re: EPIRB recall (GME EPIRB's manuf from 2005-2008 Recaledl)

Sorry, I didn't see the other thread on general sailing forum (I don't read that forum)....and I've been away from the site for a week or so, so I haven't seen any mention of it...

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Re: EPIRB recall (GME EPIRB's manuf from 2005-2008 Recaledl)

Don't be sorry. It is an important message so the more that get to see it the better.

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