Recall: Columbia Men's and Women's Heated Jackets
On 2013-01-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Columbia Men's and Women's Heated Jackets due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2012 for about $250 to $1200.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Columbia Sportswear Company jacket recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Clothing (Adults) category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 500,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 201-9073
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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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+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 at CPSC.gov.
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