Spot Recalls Messenger 2 Locator Beacon
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You’re two miles from the trailhead and pop open your water bottle for a sip. Uh oh-it tastes salty. Time to call in the Marines. You flip on your Spot Messenger 2 and patiently wait for the helicopter to drop a rescue bucket and fly you back to your car. After six hours a teenager walking past tells you Jellystone Campground is closing Hikeland, so you force yourself to get up and walk back to your car.
This chilling tale could turn into a reality for too many people relying on their Spot Messenger 2 2-way pagers. The company has found that some of the Spot 2 units are not reaching battery and messaging operating specs, so they’re fixing and replacing these units. Check in with Spot if you own one, and they’ll provide free shipping both ways and get a working beacon in your hands as soon as possible.
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