Ardica Recalls Heated Jackets and Vests Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 1, 2010.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Jackets and Vests with Moshi Power Systems

Units: About 2,600

Importer: Ardica Technologies, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: Electrical connections in the warming components in the jackets and vest can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled jackets and vests 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.

Sold at: Sporting goods and outdoor equipment retailers from August 2009 through February 2010 for between $230 and $425.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jackets and vests, and contact Ardica for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ardica Technologies toll-free at (877) 884-1921, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ardica.com

 

Source: cpsc.gov