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Old 27 May 2020, 11:11   #1
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Recyling PLB's

I have an old PLB gone past its battery life (not the one im selling), dont need a new one as ive sold my rib due to these hard times. So my question is, I know how to get rid of old flares but what do you do with an old PLB as I dont want to throw away incase someone activates it or it goes off by accident.

Any one know, must be a procedure somewhere ?
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I have an old PLB gone past its battery life (not the one im selling), dont need a new one as ive sold my rib due to these hard times. So my question is, I know how to get rid of old flares but what do you do with an old PLB as I dont want to throw away incase someone activates it or it goes off by accident.



Any one know, must be a procedure somewhere ?


You can replace the battery in some types & sell it on.
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If you really want to bin it, and not risk accidental activation. Remove battery.
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Old 28 May 2020, 09:24   #4
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If you really want to bin it, and not risk accidental activation. Remove battery.


.....then hit it with a big hammer
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I used to work for McMurdo, and can confirm that theirs can be returned for the battery to be replaced.
Obviously there is a charge for doing so, but at least it's then a saleable item.

If you really don't want to get the battery replaced then I'd suggest a call to the manufacturer anyway. I know they would rather take it back and deactivate it than have it go off accidentally when an inexperienced recycling oink tries to take it apart.

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Contact the manufacturer - most will take them back, all will be able to tell you how to safely inactivate so it can be recycled by a WEEE return point.

There is a market for old ones that need battery changes. Stick it on eBay clearly labelled as expired battery and then inform MCGA/Ofcom when itís sold.
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