Black Diamond Equipment issued a voluntary recall for its Recon LT avalanche transceiver to update the required firmware.

The Recon LT avalanche transceiver could unexpectedly enter search mode, despite the rotary switch remaining in its send position. The malfunction is resolvable if users update the firmware to version v1.3 or later.

Consumers who own the Black Diamond Recon LT avalanche transceiver should immediately stop using the device and download the Pieps App for iOS or Android, connecting their transceivers via Bluetooth and following the on-screen prompts. 

Alternatively, users can send their device to Black Diamond’s service center to perform the update free of charge, including postage. Or, Black Diamond will offer a full refund to Recon LT avalanche transceiver customers.

For firmware update procedures and related information, go here

Affected Product
All Recon LT avalanche transceivers manufactured and sold between May 2021 and March 2023 and having serial numbers with the first four digits between the range of 2119 and 2239 are involved with this voluntary recall. The serial number can be found in the Pieps App when the Recon LT transceiver is connected. This transceiver was sold as a standalone unit and as part of an avalanche safety set. The SKUs, UPCs and descriptions of these products are as follows:

For more information call Black Diamond at 866.306.0865 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or email questions to

Photo and graphic courtesy Black Diamond/Back Country Skiing