Update: INFINITY GAUNTLET Recalled For Possible Safety Hazard

"The Infinity Gauntlet #1" cover by George Perez
Credit: George Perez (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Loot Crate

Updated July 29, 2016: After issuing a voluntary recall notice for the Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitt released earlier this year, Loot Crate has now releaed details on the specific issues and how owners can go about returning the item. The item was part of the company's May 2016 "Power"-themed subscription box, of which a reported 360,000 were sold. The it

Loot Crate revealed Thursday that it had received approximately 241 reports of "burn injuries, including reports of the glove melting and burning consumers' skin." According to the company, the hazard came as a result of the polyester glove lacking any "thermal protection, posing aburn hazard to customers."

Loot Crate is asking those who received the item to "destroy them" and contact the company "to receive a replacement product of equal or greater value." The replacement product, however, is unspecified.

For more details, visit Loot Crate's webpage for the recall.


Original Story: Loot Crate has issued a voluntary recall on a recent Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitt it sold as part of its May 2016 Power Box. According to the mystery box maker, several owners received complains "that their oven mitt failed to resist oven temperature items during normal use."

"Based on these reports, we believe it's possible some of the oven mitts sent in your Loot Crates will not withstand the high temperatures stated in the Loot Crate magazine andmay pose a safety hazard, including a risk of burns. Please immediately stop using this product and carefully secure it from use by others."

The company apologies for "this inconvenience," and promises "a replacement product of equal or greater value, or a sufficient refund."

Loot Crate says it will be in contact with owners with further instructions for the item's return.

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