Heated winter jackets recalled
Columbia Sportswear cites burn hazard
Some jackets that are supposed to keep you extra warm this winter, might be getting a little too hot!
Columbia Sportswear has launched a recall of seven models of a heated jacket. There are concerns about men's and women's Columbia Omni-Heat electric heated jackets.
They are polyester and have the name Columbia printed on the front. The jackets have two battery packs located in inner pouches. There are reports the heated, inner-wrist cuff can overheat and pose a burn hazard.
The recall involves about 9,600 jackets in the U.S. and 640 in Canada. They are 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.
Models Affected by Recall
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.
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.
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.