Caldwell Rechargeable Battery compatible with Caldwell E-Max Pro BT Hearing Protection recalled due to burn hazard

Starting date:
July 21, 2021
Posting date:
July 21, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75945

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Caldwell Rechargeable Battery compatible with Caldwell E-Max Pro BT Hearing Protection.
  • Issue: The rechargeable battery pack can short circuit and overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the affected rechargeable battery and contact American Outdoor Brands Inc. for a free replacement battery pack.

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

Affected products

Caldwell Rechargeable Battery compatible with Caldwell E-Max Pro BT Hearing Protection

Product description

This recall involves the Caldwell Rechargeable Battery (model number 1108859).  The affected battery is compatible with the Caldwell E-Max Pro BT hearing protection earmuffs (model number 1099596), used for dampening sound while shooting firearms.  All Caldwell E-Max Pro BT hearing protection units contain the affected batteries.

Only the battery is affected by the recall, not the hearing protection earmuffs.

The battery is a 3.7V, 700mAh Li-Polymer battery measuring 3.175 centimeters (1.25 inches) x 3.75 centimeters (1.5 inches) x 1.25 centimeters (0.5 inches) and weighs 18.6 grams.

Hazard identified

In affected units, a soldering issue could allow the housing of the battery to become loose, causing the wire to short and conduct heat. This could result in possible shorting, bulging and overheating of the battery, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

As of July 14, 2021 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.

Number sold

The company reported that 88 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 2,086 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2021 to May 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
American Outdoor Brands Inc.
Columbia
Missouri
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Wenzhou Only Electronics Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Province
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected rechargeable battery and contact American Outdoor Brands Inc. for a free replacement battery pack.

For more information, consumers should contact American Outdoor Brands, Inc. by telephone at 1-877-416-5167, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, or visit the Caldwell recall website.

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.