What is the problem?
The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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:
Circuit Breaker II Jacket (SM7051)
Electro AMP Jacket (SM7061)
Electro Interchange Jacket (SM7886)
Electric Big Game Interchange Jacket (HM7198)
Circuit Breaker II Jacket (SL7022)
Electro AMP Jacket (SL7021)
Electro Interchange Jacket (SL7885)
This product was also recalled in Canada. When it becomes available, Health Canada's announcement can be found here: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/16903r-eng.php .
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available in the CPSC recall announcement.
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Company Website: www.Columbia.com
Company Phone: (866) 201-9073
What if I don't own this, but I own something similar?
It is possible that your item was included in a different recall, or will be recalled in the future. To find out, add your item to a free, private Items I Own account. Items I OwnTM will check your items against the past 13 years of CPSC recalls, then keep checking daily for new ones. Click "I Own a SIMILAR Item" to continue.
Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.