Heated Jackets, Vests Recalled For Burn Hazard

About 2,600 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Ardica Heated Jackets and Vests with Moshi Power Systems have been recalled due to burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.

The Ardica Heated Jackets and Vests with Moshi Power Systems were imported by Ardica Technologies, of San Francisco, California and were manufactured in China, a country long associated with recalled children’s toys and products, consumer products, food, and medications, to name some.

Electrical connections in the warming components in the jackets and vest can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. To date, the firm has received five reports of overheating. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled Ardica Heated Jackets and Vests with Moshi Power Systems are designed to work with the Ardica Moshi Power system. The Moshi Power System is marked with “Ardica.” The pouch below the collar of each garment is marked “Ardica Heat Power Charge.” Each jacket and vest also has a power switch next to the logo on the front.

The following models are affected by this recall: Ardica Enabled Mountain Hardwear Radiance Jackets, Refugium Jackets, and Sitka Dutch Oven Vests. The Mountain Hardwear jackets have the Ardica name and logo on the right sleeve.

The recalled Ardica Heated Jackets and Vests with Moshi Power Systems were sold at sporting goods and outdoor equipment retailers from August 2009 through February 2010 for between $230 and $425.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Ardica Heated Jackets and Vests with Moshi Power Systems, and contact Ardica for a full refund. Ardica Technologies can be reached toll-free at 1-877-884-1921, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or at the firm’s Web site at www.ardica.com

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