Columbia Sportswear re-announced its recall of batteries sold with electric jackets it sold because of a cell defect with chance cause overheating, posing a fire hazard.
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(tm)” 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(tm) Jacket (SM7864) and Circuit Breaker(tm) Softshell (SM7855)
- Fall 2011 Womens: Circuit Breaker(tm) Softshell (SL7856); Snow Hottie(tm) Jacket (SL7866), and Snow Hottie(tm) Parka (SL7853).
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 Sportswear 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