Recall Date: June 2, 2015
Recall Number: 15-154

ORTOVOX Recalls Avalanche Transceiver Due to Loss of Emergency Communications Capability

Recall Summary

Name of Product: ORTOVOX S1+ Avalanche Transceiver

Hazard: The S1+ hardware can fail, resulting in an inability to transmit a discoverable signal during an emergency situation, even as the unit appears to be powered on and functioning properly.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should stop using the recalled S1+ transceiver beacons immediately and return them to ORTOVOX for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Deuter USA toll-free at (877) 384-9252 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at or online at and click on the “S1+ Avalanche Transceiver Recall” box for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 3,000

Description: The ORTOVOX S1+ transceiver is used as a beacon to locate an individual in the event of avalanche burial. The flip-case design transceiver is black with green accent stripes on the top sides. ORTOVOX and S1+ are printed on the top of the device. In the open/receive position the top half of the transceiver displays a blue screen with green border that displays an image and distance reading of the buried individual. The transceivers measure about 5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1 inch thick in the closed/transmit position. All transceivers manufactured from 2010 through 2014 are included in the recall. The manufacture date is printed inside the battery door on the back of the transceiver with a roman numeral representing the quarter of the year and a two digit number referring to the year.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold at: Outdoor specialty retailers, ski shops and directly nationwide from July 2010 through April 2015 for about $490.

Importer: Deuter USA, of Longmont, Colo.

Distributor: Ortovox, of Taufkirchen, Germany

Manufactured in: Germany