Recall: Brunton Outdoors Rechargeable Battery Packs
On 2016-04-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Brunton Outdoors Rechargeable Battery Packs due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2011 for about $300.
About 1,000 units are involved in this battery pack recall. Instance(s) of property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Batteries & Chargers (Universal) category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 600,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The power packs' lithium ion polymer batteries can overheat and catch on fire during charging, posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Brunton's Impel and Impel 2 rechargeable, portable battery packs that are used to charge cell phones, tablets, laptops and other devices. The Impel battery came in a rubberized shell in dark gray with orange or blue and the Impel 2 in light gray with black trim. The battery packs can be plugged into an A/C wall outlet, a 12 volt car charger or an attachable solar panel for recharging. They measure about 7.5 inches long by 7 inches wide by 1 inch thick. The lithium ion polymer battery packs have 16, and 19 volt outputs and a USB port. The Impel model also has a 12 volt output. Brunton is embossed on the top of the battery pack, along with the power button and five LED lights.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57888r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Adorama, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Moontrail, REI, The Clymb and other outdoor equipment retailers nationwide and online at www.amazon.com, www.backcountry.com, www.bhphotovideo.com, www.forestry-suppliers.com, and www.opticsplanet.com from February 2011 through May 2015 for about $300.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
No Remedy Given
Brunton Outdoor at 800-443-4871 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.brunton.com and click on Impel Charger Product Recall the top or bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reports of battery packs overheating and catching on fire; with one incident resulting in about $25,000 of property damage and another one in a garage burning down with property and smoke damage to the adjacent residence. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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