Warming gloves can overheat

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has about 900 Primovolta and Primavolta warming gloves because the electric heating pad can short-circuit and overheat, burning the wearer.

The manufacturer, Outdoor Research Inc. of Seattle, Wash., has received five reports of overheating. One wearer suffered burns to her hand.

The recalled gloves are black, with a battery-powered heating element. They are style 77000 for men and 77010 for women. The product name is printed on the inside cuff of the left glove.

The gloves were sold from September 2008 through January 2009 for about $260 US.

Consumers can contact the company at (888) 467- 4327 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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