The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Gerbings, LLC, of Stoneville, N.C. is recalling almost 10,000 Gerbings and Harley-Davidson black nylon, 12-volt, heated jacket liners. These jacket liners heat up when plugged into a vehicle, such as a motorcycle or snowmobile. They have either “Gerbing’s Heated Clothing” or “Harley Davidson” printed on the front left chest of the jacket liners. The Gerbing’s jacket liners have model number JKLN and PO# 3796. The 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 reports of the jacket liners overheating which has caused burns to the backs of people wearing them. These jacket liners were manufactured in China and sold in Harley-Davidson dealerships, Eagle Leather and other sporting goods, retail stores and motorcycle shops nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012. The problem has been traced to a defective wire connector that can cause the jacket liner to overheat. If you have one of these jacket liners you should immediately stop using it and contact Gerbings for a free repair or replacement liner.
You can contact Gerbings LLC; toll-free at 1-877-242-5595 from 8 AM to 8 PM ET Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM ET, or online at www.gerbing.com and click on the Recalls & Warnings link for more information. Or Harley-Davidson at 1-800-258-2464 from 8 AM to 6 PM CT Monday through Friday
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell about your experience with this product at: SaferProducts.gov . If you have questions about a recall, Contact the CPSC Consumer Information Hotline at: 1-800-638-2772.
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Posted by Sam Kanish