This recall involves seven models of men's and women's 2012 Columbia Omni-Heat(tm) electric heated jackets. The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard. However, no incidents of jacket wrist cuffs overheating were reported in the U.S. However, the firm received reports of one incident in Europe and one in Canada. No injuries were reported.
Jackets with the following names and style numbers (on both the large white care label and the small white security tag sewn into the left inside seam of the jacket) are being recalled:
Circuit Breaker(tm) II Jacket SM7051
Electro AMP(tm) Jacket SM7061
Electro(tm) Interchange Jacket SM7886
Electric Big Game(tm) Interchange Jacket HM7198
Circuit Breaker(tm) II Jacket SL7022
Electro AMP(tm) Jacket SL7021
Electro(tm) Interchange Jacket SL7885
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.
More Information: Recall number: 13-104
Columbia Circuit Breaker II Courtesy Columbia Sportswear