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

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Men's and Women's Heated Jackets
Hazard: The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard.
Remedy: Refund
Consumer 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.
Firm's Media Contact: (503) 985-4584

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

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/16903r-eng.php.  

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.  Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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