Columbia Sportswear Fall 2012 Heated Jackets Recall

Columbia Sportswear Fall 2012 Heated Jackets

Report a Concern

  • Starting date:

  • January 29, 2013

  • Posting date:

  • January 29, 2013

  • Type of communication:

  • Consumer Product Recall

  • Subcategory:

  • Clothing and Accessories

  • Source of recall:

  • Health Canada

  • Issue:

  • Product Safety

  • Audience:

  • General Public

  • Identification number:

  • RA-16903

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Columbia Sportswear.

Affected products

Columbia Sportswear Fall 2012 Heated Jackets

Product description

This recall involves Columbia Sportswear Fall 2012 heated jackets. The following styles of jackets are affected:

Products affected by this recall:
HM7198MensOmni Heat™ Electric Big Game™ Interchange
SM7051MensCircuit Breaker™ II Jacket
SM7061MensElectro AMP™ Jacket
SM7886MensElectro™ Interchange Jacket
SL7021WomensElectro AMP™ Jacket
SL7022WomensCircuit Breaker™ II Jacket
SL7885WomensElectro™ Interchange Jacket

Hazard identified

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

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.

Number sold

Approximately 640 of the recalled jackets were sold to wholesalers or consumers in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2012 to January 2013.


  • Importer

  • Columbia Sportswear Canada LP

Images (select thumbnail to enlarge)

Model HM7198

Model SL7021

Model SL7022

Model SL7885

Model SM7051

Model SM7061

Model SM7886

What you should do

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

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