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Columbia Sportswear Reannounces Its Recall of Batteries Sold With Jackets Due To Fire Hazard

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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:
January 09, 2013
Units:
About 66 batteries (33 jackets with two battery packs each)
Consumer Contact

Columbia Sportswear Company at (800) 622-6953 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT, by email at Columbia@custhelp.com, or visit the firm's website at www.Columbia.com/Recall.

Recall Details

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™" 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)

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm received one report of an overheating battery in Europe. No incidents or injuries were reported in the U.S.

Sold At:
The recalled battery packs were sold with Columbia electric jackets sold by Columbia online and at Columbia Sportswear stores in the cities and states listed below between September and November 2012 for about $260. The nine Columbia Sportwear outlets that carried the jackets with battery packs are located in: Sunrise, Fla. 33304 Wrentham, Mass. 02093 Birch Run, Mich. 48415-9496 Albertville, Minn. 55301 Central Valley, N.Y. 10917 Las Vegas, Nev. 89106 Grove City, Penn. 16127 Park City, Utah 84098 Pleasant Prairie, Wis. 53158-1705
Note

This product was originally recalled in November 2011

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-089
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