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Columbia Heated Jacket Recall

Columbia Electro Interchange JacketColumbia Sportwear has recalled 7 models of their 2012 Omni-Heat™ electric heated jackets due to a burn hazard. The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard. The recall involves the Men's Circuit Breaker™ II, Electro AMP™,  Electro™ Interchange, Electric Big Game™ and Women's Circuit Breaker™ II, Electro AMP™, and Electro™ Interchange Jackets. Interestingly there have been no reports of overheating incidents in the U.S., with one in Canada and one in Europe. The product can be returned for a refund.

Columbia Sportswear has separately recalled the batteries in certain heated jackets. Please view that recall on the CPSC website. The batteries can overheat and pose a fire hazard. This limited recall involves only 66 defective batteries.

Below is content from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website. OSI is not responsible for this information.*


Columbia Sportswear Recalls Seven Models of Heated Jackets Due To Burn Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.



Recall date:
JANUARY 29, 2013 Recall number: 13-104

Name of product:

Men's and Women's Heated Jackets

Hazard:

The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard.



Remedy: 
Refund



Contact:

Columbia Sportswear Company toll-free at (866) 201-9073 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Monday through Friday, or online at www.Columbia.com, click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page, then select 2012 Heated Jacket Recall.


Recall Details

Units

About 9,600 in the U.S. and 640 in Canada



Description

This recall involves seven models of men’s and women’s 2012 Columbia Omni-Heat™ electric heated jackets. They are polyester and have the Columbia name printed on the front upper left side. The jackets have two battery packs located in inner pouches. Jackets with the following names and style numbers are being recalled:

MEN’S
Circuit Breaker™ II Jacket SM7051


Electro AMP™ Jacket SM7061


Electro™ Interchange Jacket SM7886


Electric Big Game™ Interchange Jacket HM7198

 



WOMEN’S


Circuit Breaker™ II Jacket SL7022


Electro AMP™ Jacket SL7021


Electro™ Interchange Jacket SL7885


The style number can be found on both the large white care label and the small white security tag sewn into the left inside seam of the jacket.

Incidents/Injuries

 

No incidents of jacket wrist cuffs overheating were reported in the U.S. The firm received reports of one incident in Europe and one in Canada. No injuries were reported.



Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the heated jackets and check the style number to determine if they are part of the recall. Those with recalled jackets should disconnect both batteries from the electrical connections inside the battery pouches and contact Columbia Sportswear for a full refund with proof of purchase. Without proof of purchase, the following refund prices will apply:

Men's and Women's Circuit Breaker™ II Jacket $275

Men's and Women's Electro AMP™ Jacket $250

Men's and Women's Electro™ Interchange Jacket $300

Men's Electric Big Game™ Interchange $300



Sold at

Bass Pro Outdoor World, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other major retailers and sporting or outdoor stores nationwide; and online at Amazon.com and Columbia.com from May 2012 to January 2013 for between $250 and $1,200.



Importer

Columbia Sportswear Company, of Portland, Ore.



Manufactured in

China



Firm’s Media Contact

(503) 985-4584 

 


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Posted by

OSI Staff

on 1/31/13
Categories: 
Recalls

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