CPSC Recall - Issued 1/9/2014

Columbia Sportswear Reannounces Its Recall of Batteries Sold With Jackets Due To Fire Hazard

Manufacturer: Columbia Sportswear Company
Product: Omni-Heat Lithium-Polymer Rechargeable Batteries
Hazard: The batteries have a cell defect which can cause overheating, posing a fire hazard.
Injuries: The firm received one report of an overheating battery in Europe. No incidents or injuries were reported in the U.S.
Description: This recall involves battery packs that power heating systems in jackets. The black battery packs are 3.25 inches long by 2.3 inches wide by 0.7 inches deep and marked with "Columbia" on the top and "OMNI-HEAT™" on the bottom of the pack. Part number 054978-001 is printed on the side of the battery label. Two battery packs were included with styles from: Fall 2011 Mens: Electro Amp™ Jacket (SM7864) and Circuit Breaker™ Softshell (SM7855) Fall 2011 Womens: Circuit Breaker™ Softshell (SL7856); Snow Hottie™ Jacket (SL7866), and Snow Hottie™ Parka (SL7853)
Remedy: Replace
Sold At: The recalled battery packs were sold with Columbia electric jackets sold by Columbia online and at Columbia Sportswear stores in the cities and states listed below between September and November 2012 for about $260. The nine Columbia Sportwear outlets that carried the jackets with battery packs are located in: Sunrise, Fla. 33304 Wrentham, Mass. 02093 Birch Run, Mich. 48415-9496 Albertville, Minn. 55301 Central Valley, N.Y. 10917 Las Vegas, Nev. 89106 Grove City, Penn. 16127 Park City, Utah 84098 Pleasant Prairie, Wis. 53158-1705
Units: About 66 batteries
Consumer Contact: Columbia Sportswear Company at (800) 622-6953 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT, by email at Columbia@custhelp.com, or visit the firm's website at www.Columbia.com/Recall.
Company Website: www.Columbia.com/Recall