Standard Communications Pty Ltd—GME Accusat EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)

PRA number

2014/14204

Published date

Product description

Radio beacon that when activated sends a radio signal via satellite or homing frequency to notify of a distress situation.
MT400_F
MT403_F_sm
Identifying features
Model MT400, MT401, MT403 with Serial Numbers starting with: 501XXXXX, 502XXXXX, 503XXXXX, 504XXXXX, 505XXXXX, 506XXXXX, 507XXXXX, 508XXXXX, 509XXXXX, 510XXXXX, 511XXXXX, 512XXXXX, 601XXXXX, 602XXXXX, 603XXXXX, 604XXXXX, 605XXXXX, 606XXXXX, 607XXXXX, 608XXXXX, 609XXXXX, 610XXXXX, 611XXXXX, 612XXXXX, 701XXXXX, 702XXXXX, 703XXXXX, 704XXXXX, 705XXXXX, 706XXXXX, 707XXXXX, 708XXXXX, 709XXXXX, 710XXXXX, 711XXXXX, 712XXXXX, 801XXXXX, or 802XXXXX

Other identifying numbers

Model MT400, MT401, MT403 with Serial Numbers starting with:

501XXXXX, 502XXXXX, 503XXXXX, 504XXXXX, 505XXXXX, 506XXXXX, 507XXXXX, 508XXXXX, 509XXXXX, 510XXXXX, 511XXXXX, 512XXXXX, 601XXXXX, 602XXXXX, 603XXXXX, 604XXXXX, 605XXXXX, 606XXXXX, 607XXXXX, 608XXXXX, 609XXXXX, 610XXXXX, 611XXXXX, 612XXXXX, 701XXXXX, 702XXXXX, 703XXXXX, 704XXXXX, 705XXXXX, 706XXXXX, 707XXXXX, 708XXXXX, 709XXXXX, 710XXXXX, 711XXXXX, 712XXXXX, 801XXXXX, or 802XXXXX

What are the defects?

Due to a microprocessor malfunction, the EPIRB may fail the self test procedure.

What are the hazards?

If the defect occurs, the EPIRB may not operate in an emergency situation.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should check the model and serial number of their EPIRB. If the EPIRB is from the serial number range specified, they should contact Standard Communications via email to recall@gme.net.au or by phone to (02) 8867 6000.

Traders who sold this product

Various marine chandleries and national marine retail chains, such as Whitworths, Bias and BCF.

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.