January 28, 2009
Release #09-110

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 467-4327

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: "Primovolta" and "Primavolta" Warming Gloves

Units: About 900

Manufacturer: Outdoor Research Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: The glove's electric heating pad can short circuit and overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the gloves overheating, including one consumer who suffered burns to her hand.

Description: The recalled winter gloves are black-colored and have a battery-powered heating element. The gloves included in the recall are style number 77000 (men's) in sizes S, M, L, XL, and style number 77010 (women's) in sizes S, M, L. The product name is printed on the inside cuff of the left glove.

Sold at: Major outdoor specialty retailers from September 2008 through January 2009 for about $260.

Manufactured in: China and Sri Lanka

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these gloves immediately and contact Outdoor Research for a full refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Outdoor Research toll-free at (888) 467- 4327 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at


Picture of Recalled Warming Gloves