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Gerbings Recalls Heated Jacket Liners Due to Burn Hazard

  • Gerbing’s jacket liner
  • Label on Gerbing’s jacket liner
  • Harley-Davidson® heated jacket liner
  • Harley-Davidson® heated jacket liner
Name of Product:
12-volt heated jacket liners
Hazard:
A defective wire connector can cause the jacket liner to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Replace
Repair
Recall Date:
April 17, 2013
Units:
About 9,900
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® at     (800) 258-2464 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.gerbing.com and click on the Recalls & Warnings link for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Gerbings and Harley-Davidson® 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®" 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® 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.  

Remedy:

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

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® 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.

Importer

Gerbings, LLC, of Stoneville, N.C.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-171
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