SPOT Messenger Return

Spot LLC, maker of the namesake satellite tracker device, has issued a product return program for a limited number of customers who activated a new SPOT device this fall.

The voluntary return is for new model SPOT Satellite GPS Messengers only. It applies to devices purchased since October 1, 2009.

During recent testing, the company said it was discovered that some of the new SPOT devices “might not meet battery and messaging operating specifications.” Visit for complete details.

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger 2 (on right) is the affected model

Replacement product will be available in early 2010. This notice does not affect the original SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker. Customers can identify the unaffected SPOT 1 product as it is clearly marked as the “SPOT Personal Tracker” on front. The operating condition does not apply to any other SPOT products.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.