Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gerbings Recalls Heated Jacket Liners Due to Burn Hazard

Gerbings Recalls Heated Jacket Liners Due to Burn Hazard

Name of Product: 12-volt heated jacket liners

Units: About 9,900

Hazard: A defective wire connector can cause the jacket liner to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Description: This recall involves Gerbings and Harley-Davidson(r) black nylon, 12-volt, heated jacket liners. The jacket liners heat up when plugged into a vehicle, such as a motorcycle or snowmobile. "Gerbing's Heated Clothing" or "Harley Davidson(r)" is printed on the front left chest of the jacket liners. The Gerbing's jacket liners have model number JKLN and PO# 3796 and Harley-Davidson(r) jackets have model number 98324-09VM and GM32873, GM32874, GM34188, GM34189, GM34190 or GM34191. The model number, PO number and "Use only 12 Volts" are printed on a label sewn inside next to the jacket liner's front zipper.

Incidents/Injuries: Gerbings has received two reports of the jacket liners overheating, causing minor dime-sized burns to consumers' backs, resulting in blisters.

Sold at: Harley-Davidson(r) dealerships, Eagle Leather and other sporting goods, retail stores and motorcycle shops nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012 for between $200 and $240.

Importer: Gerbings, LLC, of Stoneville, N.C.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the jacket liners and contact Gerbings, LLC for a free repair or replacement liner.

Consumer Contact: Gerbings LLC; toll-free at (877) 242-5595 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, Harley-Davidson(r) at (800) 258-2464 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on the Recalls & Warnings link for more information.

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