We have observed a small number of PIEPS and Black Diamond Avalanche Beacons with malfunctioning electronic components that may prevent it from switching between SEND and SEARCH modes.
Read more Black Diamond and Pieps issued a Safety Advisory
An investigation into the events and repercussions of the failure of the Pieps locking mechanism: real life consequences and how it affects us as guides.
Read more Pieps DSP – A Beacon of Failure investigation
Earlier today Avalanche Canada issued a statement regarding the potential failure of the Pieps DSP Pro and Pieps DSP Sport transceivers.
Read more Avalanche Canada Pieps Critical Update
Black Diamond's offer for an upgrade for its Pieps DSP Sport and DSP Pro beacons is less that acceptable for many existing Pieps owners.
Read more Updated – Pieps Offers Avalanche Transceiver Upgrades
We also call out Black Diamond to properly address the mechanism of failure and inadequate design, and user safety hazard with their Pieps DSP avalanche beacon.
Read more Pieps DPS Beacons Mechanisms of Failure
Black Diamond’s acquisition of PIEPS reflects our ongoing strategy to assemble the best and brightest
Read more Black Diamond Acquires Pieps for $10.4 Million
This recent study published by the Alpine Club of Canada and the Canadian Avalanche Association provides helpful suggestions
Read more Avalanche Transceiver Interference and Search Suggestions
We users have lost faith in Black Diamond and Pieps, and moving forward will have reservations concerning the safety of their equipment.
Read more Black Diamond Finally Recalls Faulty Avalanche Beacon
YES. Portable electronics like phones, radios, GPS, cameras, etc. will interfere with an avalanche beacon
Read more Do Cell Phones Interfere With Avalanche Beacons?