Thousands of heated socks designed for fitness buffs recalled over fears they ...

Thousands of heated socks designed for fitness buffs recalled over fears they could burn users and cause fires from the battery overheating Tech Gear 5.7 has recalled 4,000 units of its Mobile Warming Performance Heated Socks The company received reports that the lithium-ion battery in the socks can overheat, melt or ignite if charged with a charger other than the one provided In two instances there was minor property damage and the battery case melted in the other incidents, but there were no injuries 

By Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:04 GMT, 14 March 2019 | Updated: 22:04 GMT, 14 March 2019

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Thousands of heated performance socks have been recalled over fears they might burn people and cause fires. 

The Mobile Warming Performance Heated Socks are designed for fitness buffs so they can keep warm while participating in outdoor activities in the winter.

But Tech Gear 5.7 says the lithium-ion battery in the socks can overheat, melt or ignite if it's charged with a charger other than the one provided.

The company has received four reports of batteries overheating, melting or igniting. In two instances, there was minor property damage and, in the other instances, the battery case melted.

However, no injuries have been reported from the 4,000 recalled units, according to a press release from the US Consumer Product Safety

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