Recall date: April 19, 2016
Recall number: 16-148

Recall Summary

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
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 Report an Incident Involving this Product

In Conjunction With:
Units:
About 1,050 in the U.S. (in addition, about 40 were sold in Canada)
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.

 
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.

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