Samsung is recalling some of its Jitterbug-branded phones because they could not reach emergency 911 in some areas. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall.
The recall affects about 160,000 Jitterbug phones sold between March 2008 and May 2009. The recall is only for model numbers SPH-a110 and SPH-a120 with standard keypads and version BB14 software, and does not affect any other Samsung phones.
Jitterbug phones have been primarily marketed to senior citizens as an easy and effective way to stay in touch with family members. The phones have large keypads and simple calling features. Greatcall, the parent company of Jitterbug, recently said the company will start offering health-related applications and services on its phones.
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