BRP Recalls Ski-Doo and Can-Am Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Heated Gloves Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Ski-Doo and Can-Am heated gloves and Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Batteries.
Hazard: The glove's lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack can overheat, posing a fire hazard.d.
Consumer Contact: Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) toll-free at (888) 638-5397 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Friday, or online at www.ski-doo.com and select Owner Center, then click Safety Recall for more information.
Units: About 450 in U.S. and 1,200 in Canada
Description: This recall involves BRP Ski-Doo and Can-Am heated gloves and replacement Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries. The gloves are only available in black and are sold with two lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and a charger. The gloves have either "ski-doo" or "can-am" on the pointer finger and on the wrist band of each glove. Both gloves come in size XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL. The battery pack is located on the zipped pouch on the wrist of each glove. Each battery is wrapped in white plastic with black writing which includes the warning information. The recalled product codes can be found on the label sewn inside of the gloves. Recalled product codes are 446247 for the Can-Am heated gloves, 446248 for the Ski-Doo heated gloves and 4880580001 for the two Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that are sold separately.
Incidents/Injuries: BRP has received three reports of batteries overheating while charging, two in Canada and one in United States. In two reports, there were minor property damages. No injuries were reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately disconnect all battery packs from the electrical connections and remove the battery. Avoid charging the battery packs and contact an authorized dealership or BRP directly for a full refund. Customers can keep the gloves.
A full reimbursement of the paid price up to $199.99 plus taxes will be offered for a returned charger and the 2 battery packs. A full reimbursement of the paid price up to $49.99 plus taxes will be offered for the return of additional 2 battery packs.
Sold at: BRP authorized dealerships nationwide and on BRP's website from August 2013 through February 2014 for about $50 for the replacement battery packs, and $200 for the gloves/batteries.
Distributor: Bombardier Recreational Products U.S. Inc., Sturtevant, Wis.
Manufactured in: China