Visonic, Inc. pendants/wristbands/kits were leased exclusively by Life Alert to subscribers that are at risk of having a medical emergency while at home. The pendants and wristbands provide access to a call center with the push of a button. The devices also offer fall monitoring, which uses a transmitter to detect if and when a user has fallen.
Dying Visonic Batteries Pose Threat to Dependant Consumers
It is reported that an accelerated circuit drain in the pendant battery results in a shorter than anticipated low-battery warning, leaving consumers without the proper warning time to remedy the issue. Traditionally, the low battery warning is supposed to last approximately 30 days, however with the accelerated drain, the warning can last for a mere nine days, possibly leaving vulnerable and dependent subscribers without access to emergency care.
The products that fall within the recall were leased by Life Alert Emergency Response from May 2013 to July 2014. All together, approximately 29,000 pendants and kits included in the recall are currently in circulation. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commision:
This recall involves Visonic Amber Pendants MCT-212 GS LA S (315) ENR and Visonic Amber Kits GS LA (315) KIT2…Recalled pendants sold separately have part number 0-102511 and serial numbers 0114147681 through 2015044165, 2513325212 through 4313226157 and 4513346942 through 5113063274. Pendants sold as part of the kit have model number 0-102371 and serial numbers 0114147759 through 1713321693, 1913433218 through 3313297879 and 3713561718 through 5113063339.
If you or someone you love owns one of the products that falls within the recall you can contact Visonic Monday through Friday from 8:30am-6pm EST at 800-223-0020 or go online at www.visonic.com and click through to North America and Product News under the Solutions & Products tab.
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