Columbia Sportswear of Portland, OR, is recalling more than 10,000 men's and women's heated jackets. The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard. 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.
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
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.
The jackets, manufactured in China, were 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.
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
Consumers may contact Columbia Sportswear toll-free at (866) 201-9073 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Monday through Friday.