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Recall - Brunton Outdoor Impel Battery Packs

Web posted on April 20, 2016

This recall involves certain energy storage systems sold as two models: Brunton Impel and/or Brunton Impel 2 battery packs. These products are internal rechargeable lithium polymer batteries in a durable, rubberized shell with a capacity of 13,000 mAh at 12 volts.

The Impel model is either orange or blue in colour and the Impel 2 model is black and gray. These products do not contain visible identification codes or serial numbers. The Impel 2 model has 16, and 19 volt outputs and a USB port, while the Impel model also has a 12 volt output.

The word "Brunton" is embossed on the top of the battery pack, along with the power button and five LED lights. These products weigh 2 lb. 10 oz. each and have dimensions of approximately 7.5" x 7" x 1".

The battery pack can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers and property.

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected stock of Brunton Impel or Impel 2 battery packs, unplug it and contact Brunton Outdoor Inc. for further instructions on how to return the product, without charge, and receive a full refund.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these battery packs.

Brunton Outdoor Inc. has received two reports, including one from Canada, of the Brunton Impel battery pack overheating and catching fire, resulting in reports of property damage to the battery pack and its surroundings. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled battery packs were sold from February 2011 to May 2015 in Canada, and in the United States and Europe. Approximately 38 units of the recalled battery packs were sold in Canada. Approximately 1050 units of the recalled battery packs were sold in the United States. Approximately 230 units of the recalled battery packs were sold in Europe.

Affected product was manufactured in China by Shenzhen Topband Co., Ltd., Topband Industrial Park, Tangtou Village, Shiyan Town, BaoAn District Shenzhen, China. Distribution through Brunton Outdoor Inc., 1900 Taylor Avenue, Louisville, Colorado, United States.

For more information, consumers may contact Brunton Outdoor Inc. by telephone at 1-800-443-4871 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online and click on "Impel Charger Product Recall" the top or bottom of the page or email.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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