January 9, 2013
Note: This product was originally recalled in November 2011 – Recall #12-705
Columbia Sportswear Reannounces Its Recall of Batteries Sold With Jackets Due To Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Omni-Heat(tm) Lithium-Polymer Rechargeable Batteries
Hazard: The batteries have a cell defect which can cause overheating, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of an overheating battery in Europe. No incidents or injuries were reported in the U.S.
Description: This recall involves battery packs that power heating systems in jackets. The black battery packs are 3.25 inches long by 2.3 inches wide by 0.7 inches deep and marked with “Columbia” on the top and “OMNI-HEAT(tm)” on the bottom of the pack. Part number 054978-001 is printed on the side of the battery label.
Two battery packs were included with styles from: Fall 2011 Mens: Electro Amp(tm) Jacket (SM7864) and Circuit Breaker(tm) Softshell (SM7855) Fall 2011 Womens: Circuit Breaker(tm) Softshell (SL7856); Snow Hottie(tm) Jacket (SL7866), and Snow Hottie(tm) Parka (SL7853).
Remedy: Consumers should immediately check the battery packs included with the electric jacket to determine if they are part of the recall. Those with affected batteries should immediately remove the affected battery pack(s) from the jacket and contact Columbia Sportswear for a free replacement.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13089.html