Black Diamond Recalls PIEPS DSP Avalanche Transceivers Due to Risk of Loss ...

This recall involves all PIEPS DSP Pro, DSP Pro Ice, and DSP Sport Avalanche Transceivers. The transceivers are worn by skiers so they can be located if they are buried in an avalanche. The units were sold in one size with an LCD display, a slider switch with Off/Search/Send, and are powered by a battery. The devices have a green/yellow, black/yellow, or clear/yellow exterior. The transceivers come with a black neoprene carrying case. The manufacturer's name, PIEPS, is printed in black letters on the front of the unit with the model name DSP Pro, DSP Pro Ice, and DSP Sport. The recall includes PIEPS DSP Sport Avalanche Transceiver MODEL NO. PP1128040000ALL1; PIEPS DSP Pro Avalanche Transceiver MODEL NO. PP1127710000ALL1; and PIEPS DSP Pro Ice Avalanche Transceiver MODEL NO. PP1127700000ALL1. The model name DSP02 can be found on the inside of the battery door, and the model number can be found on the outside of the packaging.
PIEPS DSP Pro, DSP Pro Ice, and DSP Sport Avalanche TransceiversAbout 66,100 (In addition, about 12,500 were sold in Canada)
Liberty Mountain, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide, and online at from January 2013 through November 2020 for between $300 and $450.
Recall Date:    Apr 12, 2021
Black Diamond has received 65 reports of the transceiver modes switching unexpectedly while in use. One death and one instance of a skier getting caught in an avalanche who suffered a broken arm and minor injuries were both reported in British Columbia.
Pieps GMBH, of Austria
Mfg Country:
Black Diamond Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah
Recall ID:    9036
Last Published:    Apr 12, 2021
Official Site:    Link


Emert Number:    21108
Emert Status:    Notified