Recall Alert: Heating Batteries & Children's Slippers

By Bryan Mercer

Recall Alert: Heating Batteries & Children's Slippers

November 22, 2011 Updated Nov 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Two new products in the Action News Recall Alert.

Columbia Sportswear is recalling more than 200 Omni-Heat Lithium-Polymer Rechargable Batteries.

Those were sold with a few different winter coats, including some used for hunting.

The company says a defect in the batteries can cause overheating, possibly leading to a fire.

The batteries and jackets have been on the market since July.

You can get a free replacement, and more information by calling Columbia Sportswear at (800) 622-6953, or by going online to www.Columbia.com/Recall.

Also recalle: Kidgets Animal Sock Top Slippers.

About 160,000 pairs were sold exclusively at Family Dollar Stores in September and October.

The eyes can detach from the faces on the slippers, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Owners can return the slippers to any Family Dollar store to get a full refund.

You can also call (800) 547-0359 or go to www.FamilyDollar.com.

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