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
- Outdoor Living
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Last updated: 2019-07-22
Lithium Ion Batteries used in Torqeedo Travel and Ultralight Outboard Engines.
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.
Lithium ion batteries used in certain Torqeedo Travel and Ultralight outboard engines
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:
|Engine Model||Model Number||Battery Serial Number Range starting with|
1001… to 1752…
1117… to 1862…
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.
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
BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum GmbH
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.