Linear LLC of Carlsbad, CA has expanded the recall of its personal emergency reporting system (PERS) transmitters manufactured in China to include an additional 175,000 units.
According to the company, the battery clips in the transmitters can corrode, causing the transmitters to operate intermittently or not at all, thereby failing to generate a warning when appropriate. Linear says that it has received one report of a transmitter that failed to operate, but has not received any reports of injuries.
The recalled transmitters were sold through independent PERS distributors and dealers nationwide from June 2008 through July 2011 for about $45.
This is the second recall issued by Linear in connection with its PERS transmitters. The company previously recalled about 48,000 units in December 2013.