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Black Diamond Is Recalling Controversial PIEPS DSP Avy Beacons

Black Diamond Is Recalling Controversial PIEPS DSP Avy Beacons

Black Diamond Is Recalling Controversial PIEPS DSP Avy BeaconsBack in October we covered a potential issue with the popular PIEPS DSP avalanche beacons, sold by Black Diamond in the USA and PIEPS in Europe, Asia, and South America. When skier Corey Lynam died in an avalanche in 2017 using a DSP beacon that failed to transmit a signal to rescuers, his wife Briana Howard initiated a campaign to bring awareness of the issue to Black Diamond with little traction. Pro skier Nick McNutt was buried in an avalanche last year and also experienced a failed PIEPS unit, though he was dug out by friends. Now, PIEPS in Europe, Asia, and South America has initiated a voluntary recall, with Black Diamond set to follow soon in North America for the PEIPS models they distribute. You can begin arrangements with PIEPS/Black Diamond at this website if you have a PEIPS DSP Sport, Pro, or Pro Ice model.