April 18, 2013
Gerbings Heated Clothing has recalled about 9,900 12-volt heat jacket liners. A defective wire connector can cause the jacket liner to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
The 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.
Gerbings has received two reports of the jacket liners overheating, causing minor dime-sized burns to consumers’ backs, resulting in blisters.
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 for between $200 and $240.
The importer is Gerbings, LLC, of Stoneville, N.C., and the product was manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the jacket liners and contact Gerbings, LLC for a free repair or replacement liner.