Kombi Sports recalls heating gloves and mitts

Kombi voluntarily recalls 2013 Radiator and GTX Fever heating gloves and mitts as well as rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and charger.

MONTREAL, April 15/CNW – Kombi Sports, in conjunction with Health Canada, announces a voluntary recall of 2013 production of Radiator heating gloves and mitts (style numbers 6248 and 6249), GTX Fever heating gloves and mitts (style numbers 4168 and 4169) as well as the two-pack rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and their charger.

Although no injuries have been reported, the batteries used in the identified products may overheat, thereby posing a fire risk. As a precaution, consumers who have purchased these products must remove the batteries from the connection in the glove pouch, avoid charging the batteries and unplug the charger.

“We deeply regret the inconvenience to our consumers and retailers resulting from this recall,” said Mark Pascal, vice-president and partner of Kombi Sports.

“Consumers’ health and safety is of prime importance to us and we strive to offer safe products. That is why we have taken the initiative for this recall in conjunction with Health Canada.

“Consumers may return the products in question to the address below and the customer service department will refund the full purchase price, including shipping up to a total of $10. They should include their name and full address and postal code in order to receive the reimbursement check. C/O Customer Service 
Kombi Sports Inc., 
5711 Ferrier St., Montreal QC H4P 1N3.

Retailers are requested to remove these products from the shelves and return them to the above address for a full credit.

About Kombi Sports

Established in 1961, Kombi is a leading international sports accessories brand catering to outdoor winter enthusiasts of all kinds. Best known for carefully crafted gloves and mitts, the company has since extended its warmth expertise to base layers, footwear, hats, and other cold weather accessories. As a family-owned Canadian brand with points of sale in more than 20 countries worldwide, Kombi is committed to keeping people warm, inside and out. For more information, go to www.kombisports.comSOURCE Kombi Sports Inc.


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