The Transmitter portion of Linear Personal Emergency Reporting Systems are being recalled by the Carlsbad, California-based Linear LLC because of their potential to fail when called upon by a user. Four models are affected by the recall, adding up to a total of 48,000 transmitters. These products are used by persons who may need to seek out assistance at a moment’s notice. Unfortunately, corrosion of the battery clips is a possibility on these products, which can cause outright or intermittent failure that would not be accompanied by a warning. One failure without injury has been reported, and to ensure safety, citizens are being asked to get in touch with the company to obtain new transmitters at no cost. Between this past June and August, these products were available across the country.
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