Tech Gear 5.7 Recalls Performance Heated Socks Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Tech-Gear-5-7-Recalls-Performance-Heated-Socks-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards
Name of Product: Mobile Warming Performance Heated Socks
Hazard: The lithium-ion battery can overheat, melt or ignite when charged with a charger other than the one provided with the product, posing fire and burn hazards to the user.
Remedy: Refund; Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled socks, remove the battery and contact the firm for instructions on how to receive a free replacement pair of socks with battery or a full refund.
Tech Gear 5.7 toll-free at 888-908-6024 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or email at email@example.com or online at www.mobilewarming.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.
This recall involves Mobile Warming Performance Heated Socks sold with lithium-ion batteries. Only socks with serial number MW18A04-17-14, MW18A04-17-15, MW18A04-M4-10/W6-11 and MW18A04-M10-14 are included in the recall. These socks are gray and made of a poly-cotton blend in men’s and women’s size 6-10 and 10-14. The socks heat when the battery is connected and is in the on position. The heating on/off is controlled through the battery switch or the phone app when a phone is paired.
Incidents/Injuries: Tech Gear 5.7 has received four reports of batteries overheating, melting or igniting, resulting in minor property damage in two instances, and melting of the battery case in the others. No injuries have been reported.
Importer: Tech Gear 5.7, Inc., of San Marcos, Calif.
Manufacturer: Mi Croteck Gaoke (HK) Limited/Shenzhen FCY Technology Co. Ltd, of China
Manufactured in: China
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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Recall Number: 19-082
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