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
Subcategory:
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-38049

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)

Affected products

BRP Can-Am® and Ski-Doo® heated gloves and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries

Product description

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.

The recalled product codes are listed below:
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

 

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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.

Companies

Distributor
BRP
Valcourt
Quebec
CANADA

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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.