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Coast Guard notifies public of EPIRB recall

Kannad Marine issued a recall for all SafeLink EPIRBs due to a possible defect that could result in the beacon not operating in emergency situations.

The SafeLink EPIRB’s yellow body plastic could prematurely age when subjected to specific environmental conditions, which has the potential to impact its long term effectiveness in the field.

The Coast Guard strongly recommends that if you own or use a SafeLink EPIRB automatic or manual model, you should NOT use it as a primary search and rescue beacon onboard your vessel and to seek replacement devices as soon as possible.

Click here for the full report with details on how to contact the company for a replacement.