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Spot Recalls Satellite Communicator

Bundled with the communicator, the GPS is not subject to the recall. (Image credit: CPSC.)

About 15,400 Spot Satellite Communicators were recalled voluntarily by Spot LLC, of Covington, La. in cooperation with the CPSC.

Hazard: The internal voltage regulator can stop working, resulting in the inability to transmit messages and tracking information in emergency situations.

Incidents/Injuries: Spot LLC has received two reports of product failure in temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The satellite communicator tracks the user's location and sends the user's GPS coordinates and a distress message in the case of an emergency. The device is black with the SPOT logo and the word DeLorme on the front. It measures 3 inches x 2.6 inches and is bundled with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w GPS. The GPS is not subject to this recall. Affected products have Electronic Serial Numbers (ESN) from 0-2000000 to 0-2019999. The ESN is located on a label under the battery.

Spot ESN location. (Image credit: CPSC.)

Sold by: Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, REI, L.L. Bean and other retailers nationwide from July 2010 through March 2011 for $549.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Spot LLC for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Spot LLC at (866) 727-7733 between 8 a.m. and midnight ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

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