Kombi Sports Inc. recalls heating gloves, mitts, chargers and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries

Starting date:
April 22, 2014
Posting date:
April 22, 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-39117

Affected products

Kombi 2013 production of Radiator Gloves and Mitts, GTX Fever Gloves and Mitts, Charger and Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries - 2 pack

Product description

This recall involves Kombi's 2013 production of Radiator and GTX Fever heating gloves and mitts for men and women, charger and lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack – 2 pack.

Radiator gloves and mitts are only available in black and have “KOMBI” written on the top and a leather palm. GTX Fever gloves and mitts are available in various colours (see table below) and have “KOMBI” written on the top and “GORETEX” written on the wrist and a leather palm. Both gloves and mitts come in sizes S, M, L, XL (for men) and S, M and L (for women).

The batteries are white with “KOMBI” written in black.

The recalled products are listed below:
Product Name Style Number Colour Product Description
Radiator Heating Gloves for men 6248/1 Black Nylon shell. Goatskin leather trim and palm.
Sold with 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger
Radiator Heating Gloves for women 6248/2 Black Nylon shell. Goatskin leather trim and palm.
Sold with 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger
Radiator Heating Mitts for men 6249/1 Black Nylon shell. Goatskin leather trim and palm.
Sold with 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger
Radiator Heating Mitts for women 6249/2 Black Nylon shell. Goatskin leather trim and palm.
Sold with 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger
GTX Fever Heating Mitts for men 4168/1 Black
Charcoal/Orange Red/White
Dura-nylon shell, goatskin leather trim and palm. Spandura thumb inset.
Sold with 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger
GTX Fever Heating Mitts for women 4168/2 Black
Black/Pink Charcoal/Orange Red/White
Dura-nylon shell, goatskin leather trim and palm. Spandura thumb inset.
Sold with 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger
GTX Fever Heating Mitts for men 4169/1 Black
Charcoal/Orange Red/White
Dura-nylon shell, goatskin leather trim and palm. Spandura thumb inset.
Sold with 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger
GTX Fever Heating Mitts for women 4169/2 Black
Black/Pink Charcoal/Orange Red/White
Dura-nylon shell, goatskin leather trim and palm. Spandura thumb inset.
Sold with 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and charger
Kombi Radiator 2 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries Battery   Available separately as an addition to the batteries supplied with gloves and mitts

Hazard identified

While charging, the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries can overheat and burst posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Kombi has received two reports of battery packs overheating or bursting in Canada, resulting in minor property damage and small burns.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 3,468 Radiator gloves and mitts, 298 GTX Fever gloves and mitts and 150 battery packs were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2013 to April 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Kombi Sports Inc.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should disconnect all battery packs from the electrical connections inside the battery pouches of the gloves and mitts immediately.  Consumers should also avoid charging the battery packs and unplug the charger.

Consumers should contact Kombi Sports Inc. in order to return the gloves, battery packs and charger for a full reimbursement. Reimbursement will only be issued upon receipt of the gloves or mitts, the batteries and the charger.  Consumers should ship the products to Kombi Sports Inc. at 5711 Ferrier Street, Montreal, Quebec, H4P 1N3 to obtain a full reimbursement. A shipping allowance of up to $10 will also be reimbursed. Consumers should include their name and full address with postal code in order to receive the reimbursement check.

For more information, consumers can contact Kombi Sports Inc. by calling toll-free 1-800-203-0695 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday to Friday, by emailing Kombi or visiting the safety notice section on the Kombi'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.