VHF marine radio LVR-250 – Marine VHF DSC Radio

Recall published
2011-06-27
Brand
  • Lowrance
Product title
VHF marine radio LVR-250 – Marine VHF DSC Radio
Product description
25 Watt VHF radio with digital selective call (DSC) distress button. The LCD presents 4 lines of text to display channel names, GPS position, GPS speed, GPS course or time, and DSC messages. The distress button is used in the case of an emergency to send an automatic emergency message.
Risk
The product poses a risk of drowning because the operation of the distress button does not follow the ITU recommendations, the description in EN 301 025 or the description in the user manual. Instead of just lifting the lid and hold down the button for 3 seconds, the user needs to lift a lid and then press the button twice. This way of operation may not be clear for the user and might lead to a case where the user thinks he/she has sent an emergency signal, but actually has not.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
LVR-250
Serial Number: 259401247
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Drowning
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0608/11
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Norway

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