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GPS Bands Recalled- Burn Hazard

Amanda Tejuca7 months ago

About 3,000 GolfBuddy golf GPS bands were recalled by Deca International due to a burn hazard.

About the GPS Bands Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a potential burn hazard is presented to consumers due to the band charging ports creating an electrical charge that can harm unprotected skin.

Two incidents have been reported where a consumer has been burned by the electrical charge.

As a solution, the firm recommends that all consumers stop using the recalled golf bands immediately and contact GolfBuddy for instructions on how to update the firmware.

Description of Recalled Golf Bands

Information below provided by the US CPSC:

  • This recall involves GolfBuddy BB5 golf GPS LED bands.
  • The bands made of plastic with a stainless steel casing, has a LED display screen and a two-pronged connector at the end for closure.
  • The display screen is flush with the top side of the band and has four buttons on the perimeter of the band.
  • The wristband is about one inch wide and comes in black with interchangeable wristbands in large and small sizes and in the colors lime, navy and orange.
  • GolfBuddy is molded on the outer part of the band.
  • The model BB5 is on the back of the recalled unit below the charging port.
  • Recalled units do not have a yellow round sticker on the front and on the packaging.
  • Sold at PGA Tour Superstore, The Golfer’s Warehouse, Worldwide Golf Shops and other authorized golf dealers nationwide and online at and from April 2015 through January 2016 for about $250.


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