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Columbia Recalls More Heated Jackets

Following is the official release from the CPSC

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

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Men’s and Women’s Heated Jackets

Hazard:

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

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.

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

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