Lithium Ion Batteries used in Torqeedo Travel and Ultralight Outboard Engines recalled due to fire hazard

Starting date:
July 22, 2019
Posting date:
July 22, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70449

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Lithium Ion Batteries used in Torqeedo Travel and Ultralight Outboard Engines.
  • Issue: The lithium ion batteries may not be water tight, posing a fire hazard when being submerged in water.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled lithium ion batteries and contact Torqeedo Inc. for a free repair or replacement battery.

Affected products

Lithium ion batteries used in certain Torqeedo Travel and Ultralight outboard engines

Product description

This recall involves lithium ion batteries used in two Torqeedo Travel and Ultralight outboard engines used to power recreational or sports boats. The affected engines can be identified by the following model names, model numbers and battery serial number range:

Recalled Products:
Engine Model Model Number Battery Serial Number Range starting with
Travel 503/1003

1001… to 1752…

Ultralight 403

1117… to 1862…

 

Hazard identified

The lithium ion batteries used in the affected outboard engines may not be water tight, posing a fire hazard when being submerged in water.

As of July 2, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 972 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2010 to December 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany

Companies

Distributor
Torqeedo Inc.
Illinois
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum GmbH
Karlstein
GERMANY

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lithium ion batteries and register their Torqeedo battery by visiting the website in English or in French to initiate the process for a repair or replacement of the battery.

For more information, consumers may contact Torqeedo Inc. by email or by calling 815-261-1277 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time.

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

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.