Columbia Sportswear Recalls Heated Jackets

Columbia Sportswear Co. recalled 10,240 jackets because a heating element present in seven of its jacket styles can overheat and pose a burn hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports the problem involves the overheating of the inner wrist cuff on the jackets. The company learned of the potential defect with the heating element after getting reports of overheating jackets from Canada and UK.

No incidents of overheating jackets were reported in the U.S. About 9,600 of the men's and women's heated jackets have been recalled in the U.S. and 640 in Canada.

This is the second Columbia jacket recall involving heated jackets. The Portland Business Journal reports that the company recalled 220 Omni-Heat jackets in 2011.

According to CPSC, consumers are advised to immediately stop using the heated jackets and check the style number to determine if they are part of the Columbia jacket recall. Consumers can contact Columbia Sportswear for a full refund with proof of purchase.

The recalled jackets should have both batteries disconnected from the electrical connections inside the battery pouches.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by an unsafe product, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to find out if a product liability lawyer may be able to help you.

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