U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
April 19, 2011
Satellite Communicator Due To Loss of Emergency
Spot Satellite Communicator
The ESN is located on a label under the
The satellite communicator is bundled
with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w GPS.
The GPS is NOT subject to this recall
The following product safety recall was
voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation
with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the
product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a
recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Spot Satellite Communicator
Units: About 15,400
Manufacturer: Spot LLC, of Covington, La.
Hazard: The internal voltage regulator can
stop working, resulting in the inability to
transmit messages and tracking information in
Incidents/Injuries: Spot LLC has received two
reports of product failure in temperatures below
40 degrees Fahrenheit. No injuries have been
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.
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
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
CPSC is still interested in receiving
incident or injury reports that are either
directly related to this product recall or
involve a different hazard with the same
product. Please tell us about it by visiting
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