ATV and UTV riders who are keeping their hands warm with Can-Am branded heated gloves may need to return them as some models are being recalled. According to the recall notice, the glove’s lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

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.

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.

All told, the recall affects approximately 450 units in the United States and 1,200 unites in Canada

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.

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