A massive recall affects one of the most popular gloves made by French riding gear manufacturer Bering. Their Vesuvio heated gloves fall under the recall notice issued by the specialized French consumer safety organization, due to posing the risk of overheating and injuring the customers.
Tests have been carried out after receiving complaints from customers, and several batches have been deemed likely to develop a defect in the electrical system. If the defect occurs, the heating element may overheat and cause burns and even electric shocks. There is no warning of the defect prior to overheating, and Bering instructs the customers to stop using the gloves immediately.
No less than four production lots have been identified as being likely to be defective. Owners of Bering Vesuvio heated gloves are instructed to inspect the label on the gloves to check if theirs belong to the affected batches.[NativeAd]
Bering says that the defective heated gloves have been sold worldwide between 13 September 2016 and 21 March 2018, with the number of the production lot being printed on the label sewn to the gloves. The affected batches are HT3016A / HT3016B / HT3535A / HT3535B, and these serial numbers are not to be confused with the Bering part number, which is BGH920. Customers have to take the Vesuvio gloves to the stores where they bought them or contact the online sellers. All distributors have been notified and they will either offer store credit or a reimbursement of the full purchase price.
The Bering Vesuvio gloves are heated textile gloves with a rechargeable, 7.4V 2,200 mAh battery that can offer 3.5 hours of heat at 100%, 2.5 hours at 75% and a massive 5 hours at 50%. The gloves are waterproofed with a Hipora climatic membrane and activation is made with a waterproof switch with three graded LED lights. The Vesuvio gloves are available from Bering for just under €200.