Skip to main content

Columbia Sportswear Recalls Batteries Sold With Jackets Due To Fire Hazard

Note: This recall has been reannounced.

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
Recall Date:
November 16, 2011
Units:
About 220 (two battery packs sold with each jacket totaling 440 batteries)
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

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.

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.

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.

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
Recall number:
12-705
Choose Your Recall Emails Get Notified About Each Recall via Email.
About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.

For lifesaving information:
Report an unsafe product