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Brunton Outdoors Recalls Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard

  • Impel rechargeable, portable battery packs
  • Impel 2 rechargeable, portable battery pack
  • The battery packs have 16, and 19 volt outputs and a USB port. The Impel model also has a 12 volt output.
Name of Product:
Rechargeable lithium ion polymer batteries
Hazard:

The rechargeable lithium ion polymer batteries can overheat and catch fire during charging, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
April 19, 2016
Units:
About 1,050 in the U.S. (in addition, about 40 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

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.

Recall Details

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power packs and contact Brunton for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

Sold 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.
Importer(s):

Brunton Outdoor Inc., of Louisville, Colo.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
16-148
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