Columbia Sportswear Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Columbia 2012 Heated Jackets

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:00 hrs

Portland, Oregon, United States:

Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM), recently learned that a small number of its 2012 Columbia heated jackets may contain a heated inner wrist cuff component with a manufacturing flaw that may cause an electrical short to occur, giving rise to a potential burn risk. Columbia has received no reports of any injuries associated with this issue.

The safety of our consumers is a top priority. The 2012 heated jackets do not meet our high standards of quality and performance, and we are therefore voluntarily implementing a global recall program, as outlined below.

The products subject to this recall

The 2012 heated jackets affected by this issue were sold in Columbia retail stores and other specialist outdoor clothing retailers between May 2012 and January 2013.

The following seven jacket models are subject to this recall:

HM7198 Mens Omni Heat™ Electric Big Game™ Interchange SL7021 Womens Electro AMP™ Jacket SL7022 Womens Circuit Breaker™ II Jacket SL7885 Womens Electro™ Interchange Jacket SM7051 Mens Circuit Breaker™ II Jacket SM7061 Mens Electro AMP™ Jacket SM7886 Mens Electro™ Interchange Jacket

The style number of a jacket can be found on both the large white care label and the small white security tag sewn into the left inside seam of the jacket.

Please also visit our website for further information about this recall.

This recall does not apply to any other Columbia products. In particular, please note that 2011 Columbia electric heated jackets do not contain the same heated sleeve cuff component and are not affected by this recall. Columbia electric heated vests, boots and gloves are not affected by this recall.

About Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear Company is a leading innovator in the global outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, Columbia products are sold in more than 100 countries and have earned an international reputation for innovation, quality and performance. Columbia products feature innovative technologies and designs that protect outdoor enthusiasts from the elements, increase comfort, and make outdoor activities more enjoyable. In addition to the Columbia brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns outdoor brands Mountain Hardwearή, Sorel, and Montrailή. To learn more, please visit the company's websites at,,, and

CONTACTS : Columbia Sportswear Company Sr. Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Ron Parham, 503-985-4584 , ,

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