Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Gerbings Recalls Heated Jacket Liners Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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: Repair Replace

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.

Units: About 9,900

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.

Incidents/Injuries: Gerbings has received two reports of the jacket liners overheating, causing minor dime-sized burns to consumers' backs, resulting in blisters.

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

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.

Manufactured in: China