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Ardica Moshi Power System in Mountain Hardwear Radiance and Refugium Jackets and Sitka Dutch Oven Vests

Starting date:
March 31, 2010
Posting date:
March 31, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint Recall with Ardica Technologies, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Ardica Moshi Power System in Mountain Hardwear Radiance and Refugium Jackets and Sitka Dutch Oven Vests

Product description

This recall involves Mountain Hardware Radiance and Refugium jackets, and Sitka Dutch Oven vests that are designed to work with the Ardica Moshi Power System. The Ardica Moshi power system is a battery pack that is marked with the word "Ardica" and "v.5 August 2009" on the backside. It may have been purchased on its own.

The vest and jackets have a power switch next to either the Sitka or Mountain Hardwear logo on the front of the jacket. The battery pack pouch below the collar is marked "Ardica Heat Power Charge".

The Refugium jacket by Mountain Hardwear has "OM3306" on the care and content label inside the jacket and came in 3 colours: black, otter, and sapphire. The Radiance jacket by Mountain Hardwear is a women's model and has "OL3307" on the care and content label inside the jacket; it came in black or white.

Hazard identified

The warming component in the jacket can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Ardica Technologies is aware of 5 reports of overheating, with no reported injuries.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these jackets.

Number sold

Approximately 62 of these jackets were sold in Canada, and approximately 2,630 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 2009 to February 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Ardica Technologies
San Francisco

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power systems and jackets/vests, and contact Ardica Technologies for instructions on how to return them for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Ardica Technologies at 1-877-884-1921, or visit Ardica's recall Web site.

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