GME in consultation with the Australian maritime authorities has decided as a precautionary measure to withdraw from service some EPIRBs and exactly those produced from January 2005 to February 2008. The models affected by the problem are MT400, MT401 and MT403 with the serial number between 50101000 and 80250722. GPS models are not affected by the problem.
GME is sorry for the problem and regrets not being able to detect it before. GME has always distinguished itself by carefully observing the strictest production standards in order to place EPIRB on the market as far as possible free from production defects, but sometimes in the electronics some defects are not detectable even by the most accurate tests during production.
That's why GME suggests that all users test their EPIRB regularly, regardless of its brand. In fact, all EPIRBs on the market have a self-test procedure, which gives them greater confidence in their operating status.
Related items include the link to the original GME PDF document with the programme designated for European countries and the document issued globally.