Brunton Outdoor Battery Packs Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
Recently, about 1,050 units of Brunton Outdoor Rechargeable Battery Packs were recalled due to a fire hazard.
About the Battery Pack Recall
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), these power pack’s lithium ion polymer batteries can overheat and end up catching fire during the charging period.
Although no injuries have been reported, there have been two reports to the firm regarding battery packs overheating and catching fire. One of these incidents resulted in about $25,000 of property damage, with another causing a garage to burn down as well as property and smoke damage to the adjacent residence.
This product was sold at Adorama, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Moontrail, REI, The Clymb, and other outdoor equipment retailers. Battery packs were also sold 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.
It is suggested that consumers immediately stop using these recalled power packs, and contact Brunton to receive instructions on how to get a refund.
Description of Battery Pack
- Recall involves Brunton’s Impel and Impel 2 rechargeable, portable battery packs
- Used to charge cell phones, tablets, laptops, among other devices
- Impel Battery came in a rubberized shell, in dark gray with orange or blue, the Impel 2 in light gray with black trim
- Batterypacks can be plugged into an A/C wall outlet, a 12 volt car charger, or attachable solar panel for recharging
- Measure about 7.5 inches long by 7 inches wide, and 1 inch thick
- “Brunton” embossed on the top of battery pack