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Brunton Outdoor Inc. recalls Brunton Impel & Brunton Impel 2 Battery Packs

Starting date:
April 19, 2016
Posting date:
April 19, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-57888

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Brunton Outdoor Inc.

Affected products

Rechargable Brunton Impel and Brunton Impel 2 Battery Packs

Product description

This recall involves certain energy storage systems sold as two models: Brunton Impel and/or Brunton Impel 2 battery packs. These products are internal rechargeable lithium polymer batteries in a durable, rubberized shell with a capacity of 13,000 mAh at 12 volts. The Impel model is either orange or blue in colour and the Impel 2 model is black and gray. These products do not contain visible identification codes or serial numbers.  The Impel 2 model has 16, and 19 volt outputs and a USB port, while the Impel model also has a 12 volt output. The word "Brunton" is embossed on the top of the battery pack, along with the power button and five LED lights. These products weigh 2 lb. 10 oz. each and have dimensions of approximately 7.5" x 7" x 1".

Hazard identified

The battery pack can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers and property.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these battery packs.

Brunton Outdoor Inc. has received two reports, including one from Canada, of the Brunton Impel battery pack overheating and catching fire, resulting in reports of property damage to the battery pack and its surroundings. No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 38 units of the recalled battery packs were sold in Canada.

Approximately 1050 units of the recalled battery packs were sold in the United States.

Approximately 230 units of the recalled battery packs were sold in Europe.

Time period sold

The recalled battery packs were sold from February 2011 to May 2015 in Canada, and in the United States and Europe.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Brunton Outdoor Inc.
1900 Taylor Avenue
Louisville
Colorado
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Shenzhen Topband Co., Ltd.
Topband Industrial Park
Tangtou Village, Shiyan Town, BaoAn District Shenzhen
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected stock of Brunton Impel or Impel 2 battery packs, unplug it and contact Brunton Outdoor Inc. for further instructions on how to return the product, without charge, and receive a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Brunton Outdoor Inc. by telephone at 1-800-443-4871 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online and click on "Impel Charger Product Recall" the top or bottom of the page or email.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.