Recall issued on 10,000 All Terrain Armoured Transport (AT-AT) walkers. - Image Credit: Transport Canada

Transport Canada recalls Imperial Walkers

Star Wars fans are knee-deep in “May the fourth be with you” action today, and it seems even Transport Canada is getting in on it

Social media is flooded with “May the fourth be with you” action today and even the Canadian federal government has jumped on board.

Transport Canada released recall #2017242 today, affecting some 10,000 All-Terrain Armoured Transport (AT-AT) vehicles or Imperial walkers.

The recall is labelled as ‘Inconsequential’ and reportedly affects the powertrain on the units.

“On certain All-Terrain Armoured Transport (AT-AT) walkers used by imperial ground forces, the central hydraulic system could fail in extreme cold temperatures, such as on planet Hoth or in Northern Canada,” reads the recall notice.

“This could impair laser cannon tracking, and affect the walker’s ability to maintain balance and could ultimately result in a crash causing injury to imperial troops. Correction: Under development. #Maythe4th.”

Related: Darth Vader spotted in Castlegar on Tuesday

Transport Canada’s Star Wars fun is getting attention across the web and has been retweeted more than 2,000 times.

This is not the first time the federal government has had some fun online. On April Fools Day 2016 the federal government announced that Library and Archives Canada (LAC) had acquired declassified journals and military records of Canadian supersoldier James “Logan” Howlett.

In fact, several other federal departments joined in on the Star Wars Day fun todau including Parks Canada, Justice Canada, Statistics Canada and the Canadian Army.

 

The All Terrain Armoured Transport (AT-AT) walker, also known as the Imperial Walker, in action. - Image Credit: StarWars.com