Coast Guard Recommends Replacement for Safelink EPIRB’s

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LOS ANGELES­­ ­­– Kannad Marine issued a recall for all SAFELINK EPIRB’s Monday, April 25, 2016, due to a possible defect that could result in the beacon not operating in emergency situations. The plastic yellow body may age prematurely when exposed to certain environmental conditions. The Coast Guard says that you should not depend on a Safelink Epirb as a primary search and rescue device.

The SAFELINK EPIRB’s yellow body plastic may prematurely age when subjected to specific environmental conditions, which has the potential to impact its long term effectiveness in the field.


The models affected are:

K1202311 EPIRB SAFELINK Manual+ GPS All Dates

K120202367 EPIRB SAFELINK Auto GPS All Dates

Kannad recommends that all owners of SAFELINK EPIRB’s register their ownership, location and contact details via the dedicated website in order to order a replacement:


EPIRB CSN identifier
Once registered, Kannad Marine Support team will direct you to your local partner to arrange a replacement of your beacon with a Kannad Sport Pro+ Auto or Manual, with a five year warranty, free of charge.

For any further information, please contact Kannad Marine using one of the methods:




USA Tel: +1 (800) 262 8722

This safety alert was developed by the Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards and distributed by the Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis.

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