Jan. 10, 2013
Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product:
Omni-Heat™ Lithium-Polymer Rechargeable Batteries
The batteries have a cell defect which can cause overheating, posing a fire hazard.
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.
Columbia Sportswear Company at (800) 622-6953 from
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT
, by email at
, or visit the firm's website at
Firm's Media Contact:
Photos are available at
About 66 batteries - 33 jackets with two battery packs each (About 440 batteries - 220 jackets with two battery packs each were
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 "
" on the top and "OMNI-HEAT™" 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™ Jacket (SM7864) and Circuit Breaker™ Softshell (SM7855)
Fall 2011 Womens
: Circuit Breaker™ Softshell (SL7856); Snow Hottie™ Jacket (SL7866), and Snow Hottie™ Parka (SL7853)
The firm received one report of an overheating battery in
. No incidents or injuries were reported in the U.S.
The recalled battery packs were sold with
electric jackets sold by
online and at Columbia Sportswear stores in the cities and states listed below between September and
The nine Columbia Sportswear outlets that carried the jackets with battery packs are located in: