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BRP recalls heated gloves and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
- Starting date:
- February 25, 2014
- Posting date:
- February 25, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Clothing and Accessories
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)
BRP Can-Am® and Ski-Doo® heated gloves and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
This recall involves BRP Can-Am® and Ski-Doo® heated gloves and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Both gloves are only available in black. The Can-Am gloves have “can-am” on the pointer finger and on the wrist band of each glove. The Ski-Doo gloves have “ski-doo” on the pointer finger and wrist band of the glove. Both gloves come in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL. The battery pack is wrapped in white plastic with black writing.
|Product Name||Product Code||Product Description|
|Can-Am heated gloves||446247||Sold with 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger|
|Ski-Doo heated gloves||446248||Sold with 2 Liothium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger|
|2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries||4880580001||Available separately as an addition to the batteries supplied with gloves|
While charging, the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries can overheat and pose a fire hazard.
BRP has received two reports of batteries overheating while charging in Canada and one report in the United States. In two reports, there were minor property damages. No injuries were reported.
Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.
In Canada, 24 Can-Am gloves were sold, 1,026 Ski-Doo gloves were sold and 154 additional rechargeable battery packs were sold. In the United States, 39 Can-Am gloves were sold, 356 Ski-Doo gloves were sold and 54 additional battery packs were sold.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from August 2013 to February 2014 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
What you should do
Consumers should disconnect all battery packs from the electrical connections inside the gloves' battery pouches immediately and avoid charging the battery packs. Consumers should visit an authorized BRP dealership and return all battery packs and charger for a full reimbursement. Consumers can keep the gloves.
For more information, consumers can contact BRP by telephone at 1-888-638-5397 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST on Monday to Thursday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST on Friday.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
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.
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