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

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

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013

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™ SM7051
II Jacket
Electro AMP™     SM7061
Jacket
Electro™
Interchange      SM7886
Jacket
Electric Big
Game™            HM7198
Interchange
Jacket

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
athttp://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

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov