WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Gerbing’s is recalling roughly 9,900 of its 12-volt heated jacket liners branded both as Gerbing’s and as Harley-Davidson.
A defective wire connector can cause the liner to overheat, posing a burn hazard. Gerbing’s has received two reports of the jacket liners overheating, causing dime-sized burns and resulting blisters to the wearers' backs.
The recall involves black nylon liners with “Gerbing’s Heated Cothing” or “Harley-Davidson” printed on the front left chest. The Gerbing’s liners have model number JKLN and PO# 3796. The Harley-Davidson liners 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.
The government is advising consumers to stop using the liners and contact Gerbings for a free repair or replacement liner. Consumers can call 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. They also can visit www.gerbing.com and click on the “Recalls & Warnings” link for more information.
Consumers also can contact Harley-Davidson at 800-258-2464 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Posted by Arlo Redwine. Images courtesy CPSC.