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Recall - Columbia Sportswear Fall 2012 Heated Jackets

Web posted on January 31, 2013

This is a joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Columbia Sportswear and involves Columbia Sportswear Fall 2012 heated jackets.

The following styles of jackets are affected:

Model Gender Description
HM7198 Mens Omni HeatTM Electric Big GameTM Interchange
SM7051 Mens Circuit BreakerTM II Jacket
SM7061 Mens Electro AMPTM Jacket
SM7886 Mens ElectroTM Interchange Jacket
SL7021 Womens Electro AMPTM Jacket
SL7022 Womens Circuit BreakerTM II Jacket
SL7885 Womens ElectroTM Interchange Jacket

A component of the jackets battery powered heating system has a manufacturing flaw that can cause an electrical short, creating a potential burn hazard.

Consumers should immediately stop using the jackets and contact Columbia at 1-866-201-9073 to receive instructions on how to obtain a refund.

The recalled products were imported through Columbia Sportswear Canada LP and sold from May 2012 to January 2013. Approximately 640 of the recalled jackets were sold to wholesalers or consumers in Canada.

Columbia Sportswear company has received two reports (one in Canada) of fabric melting where the electrical short occurred. No injuries were reported. Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these jackets.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the site Commission's website.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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