Note: This recall has been reannounced.

Recall date: November 16, 2011
Recall number: 12-705

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Omni-Heat™ Lithium-Polymer Rechargeable Batteries
Hazard:
The batteries have a cell defect which can cause overheating, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Columbia Sportswear Company between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT at (800) 622-6953, email Columbia@custhelp.com, or visit the firm's website at www.Columbia.com/Recall

Firm Media Contact: (503) 985-4584

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 220 (two battery packs sold with each jacket totaling 440 batteries)
Description:

The Omni-Heat™ Lithium-Polymer rechargeable batteries have a cell defect which can cause overheating.

Description:

This recall involves battery packs that power heating systems in jackets. Two battery packs were included with the following Omni-Heat™ Electric jacket styles: Omni-Heat™ Electric Wader Widgeon, Omni-Heat™ Electric Big Game and Omni-Heat™ Gale Warning Interchange. 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™" on the bottom of the pack. "Part: 054978-001" is printed on the side label.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of a battery overheating that was discovered at its distribution facility in France. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately remove the battery pack from the jacket and contact the firm for instructions to return both battery packs to Columbia for free replacements.

Sold At:

Columbia online retail for $79. The recalled battery packs were included with the jackets sold by Columbia online retail and outdoor and sporting goods dealers nationwide from July 2011 to September 2011 from $900 to $1200.

Manufactured In:
China