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Brunton Outdoors Recalls Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard


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.
Product:
Rechargeable battery packsType : Batteries and ChargersCategoryID : 67666About 1,050 in the U.S. (in addition, about 40 were sold in Canada)
Inconjunction:
URL : http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57888r-eng.php
Retailer:
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.CompanyID : 0
Recall Date:    Apr 19, 2016
Injury:
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.
Mfg Country:
China
Importer:
Brunton Outdoor Inc., of Louisville, Colo.CompanyID : 0
Recall ID:    6711
Last Published:    Apr 22, 2016
Official Site:    Link

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RecallMe Number:    16148
RecallMe Status:    Announced
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