Gerbing’s recalls heated jacket liners for burn hazard

Publish Date: 
Apr 17, 2013

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 liners were sold at Harley-Davidson dealerships, Eagle Leather and other sporting goods, retail stores and motorcycle shops nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012.

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.