Linear expands recall of PERS transmitter

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June 20, 2014—Linear expanded its recall of its personal emergency response system (PERS) transmitters. The batteries that were used in the transmitter might fail to emit a low-battery warning, which could lead the user to believe that the transmitter is functioning properly even when it isn’t.

The recalled PERS pendant and wrist transmitters are components of Linear’s PERS or personal emergency solutions products. The devices allow users to push a button on the transmitter to summon emergency assistance. The transmitter can be worn as a belt clip or as a pendant on a lanyard around the neck or on a wristband. The recall includes model numbers DXS62A (black wristband and gray pendant), DXS62A1 (white plastic belt-clip pendant) and DXS64 (gray plastic pendant with green circle). The affected date-code range is June 2008 through April 2011. The date code, model number and other information are printed on the back of the transmitter.

This recall is an expansion of the company’s December 2013 announcement.

The recalled product was sold by independent PERS distributors and dealers nationwide from June 2008 through July 2011. Linear received a report of a transmitter that failed to operate. No injuries were reported. Consumers should contact Linear to receive a free replacement transmitter.

For more information, consumers should call Linear at 855/554-2384 Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. ET or go to linear-pers.com.