CPSC Recall - Issued 1/29/2013

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

Manufacturer: Columbia Sportswear Company
Product: Men's and Women's Heated Jackets
Hazard: The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard.
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.
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.
Remedy: Refund
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.
Units: About 9,600 in the U.S. and 640 in Canada
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.
Company Website: www.Columbia.com