Recall: Jackets and Vests with Moshi Power Systems
On 2010-03-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Jackets and Vests with Moshi Power Systems due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2009 for about $230 to $425.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Ardica Technologies jacket recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Clothing (Adults) category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 500,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 884-1921
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What is the problem?
Electrical connections in the warming components in the jackets and vest can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled jackets and vests are designed to work with the Ardica Moshi Power system. The Moshi Power System is marked with "Ardica". The pouch below the collar of each garment is marked "Ardica Heat Power Charge." Each jacket and vest also has a power switch next to the logo on the front. The following models are affected by this recall: Ardica Enabled Mountain Hardwear Radiance Jackets, Refugium Jackets and Sitka Dutch Oven Vests. The Mountain Hardwear jackets have the Ardica name and logo on the right sleeve.
These items were sold new+ at Sporting goods and outdoor equipment retailers from August 2009 through February 2010 for between $230 and $425.
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 recalled jackets and vests, and contact Ardica for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Ardica Technologies toll-free at (877) 884-1921, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit the firm's Web site at www.ardica.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received five reports of overheating. No injuries have been 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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