Columbia Sportswear Company announced a recall of Men’s and Women’s Heated Jackets. 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.
The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard.
The heated jackets were sold from May 2012 through January 2013. 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 Jacket||Product Number|
|Circuit Breaker™ II Jacket||SM7051|
|Electro AMP™ Jacket||SM7061|
|Electro™ Interchange Jacket||SM7886|
|Electric Big Game™ Interchange Jacket||HM7198|
|Women’s Jacket||Product Number|
|Circuit Breaker™ II Jacket||SL7022|
|Electro AMP™ Jacket||SL7021|
|Electro™ Interchange Jacket||SL7885|
Approximately 9,600 heated jackets 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.
According to the recall notice, 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.
If a heated jacket has injured you or a loved one, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.