LG Spyder 830 Recalled For Having Poor Voice Quality With 911

Posted Feb 28, 2009

The LG Spyder 830 cell phone was recently recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  The phone was pretty much seen as a hazard because it doesn’t hold a good connection when calling 911 emergency services.  The recall was made when a trapped motorist tried to call 911 from the phone from a disabled car.  The call was constantly being dropped, but fortunately that person was uninjured.  About 30,000 phones were removed across 9 states.

The LG 830 has a dual slider keypad and a touch screen.  The phone has GPS and EV-DO built-in.  The problem is caued by the software in the versions T83LGV03 and T83LGV04.  The recall does not pertain to the models on US Cellular and Alltel.

Several weeks ago, LG’s Canadian division recalled 250,000 LG 150 phones.

[via Om]