Jackets with lithium batteries recalled

The Columbia Sportswear Company of Portland, OR has re-announced its recall of lithium-polymer batteries manufactured in China and used to power heating systems in jackets.

According to the company, the recalled batteries have a cell defect which can cause them to overheat, thereby posing a fire hazard to consumers. Columbia has received one report of an overheated battery in Europe, but has not received any reports in the U.S. of incidents or injuries related to the recalled batteries.

Columbia first issued a recall for the defective batteries in November 2011. The batteries that are the subject of this recall were sold with selected jackets through the Columbia Sportswear online store and at Columbia Sportswear retail stores between September and November 2012 for about $260.

Read additional information regarding the recall of lithium-polymer batteries manufactured in China and used to power heating systems in jackets.

 

 

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