Backcountry Access (BCA) is voluntarily recalling certain models of its Tracker4 Avalanche Beacon.
The reason for the recall is there have been instances of the switch falling off. This would prevent the user from being able to turn the unit on or off, as well as being able to search or transmit.
“The reason for the recall is the toggle switch can separate from the transceiver and prevent it from switching to search mode, making it difficult to locate a skier or rider in an avalanche.” – BCA
There have been no known incidents where this flaw has caused anyone any harm.
The units affected have serial numbers that start with 21HO5 and 21HO6, sold after June 1, 2021.
If you have an affected unit, stop using it, and register for a free replacement by filling out the recall replacement form.