EPIRBS – Urgent Message from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Standard Communications Pty Ltd—GME Accusat EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)
PRA number: 2014/14204
Date published: 10th July 2014
Radio beacon that when activated sends a radio signal via satellite or homing frequency to notify of a distress situation.
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.
Dates available for sale
- 1st January 2005 – 29th February 2008
Where the product was sold
Traders who sold this product
Various marine chandleries and national marine retail chains, such as Whitworths, Bias and BCF.
Standard Communications Pty Ltd (GME)
Supplier’s web site
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 email@example.com or by phone to (02) 8867 6000.