Heated Motorcycle Gear is both popular and a necessity for avid motorcyclists looking to enjoy the freedom a motorcycle ride brings year round.
Gerbing Heated Jacket Liner Recall
Gerbings, a heated clothing manufacturer that sells under it’s own label and the Harley-Davidson label, has issued a recall of nearly 10,000 of their 12-volt heated jacket liners due to a defective wire connector.
The defective wire connector has resulted in two reports on the jacket liners overheating and consumers suffering dime-seized burns resulting in blistering on their backs.
Specifically, the motorcycle jacket liners recall involves black nylon liners with “Gerbing’s Heated Clothing” or “Harley-Davidson” printed on the front left chest. Printed on a label sewn inside next to the jacket liner’s front zipper are the model number, PO number and “Use only 12 Volts”.
The Gerbing’s Motorcycle Jacket Liners Recall Model Number is JKLN and PO# 3796.
The Harley Davidson Liners have model number 98324-09VM and GM32873, GM32874, GM34188, GM34189, GM34190 or GM34191.
The recalled liners were sold from April 2011 through December of 2012 at various locations, including Harley-Davidson dealerships, Eagle Leather and other sporting goods, retail stores and motorcycle stores nationwide. The liners were also available for purchase on-line at Amazon, JPCycles and other on-line retailers.
If you own one of these motorcycle jacket liners you should stop wearing it immediately to prevent a possible injury.
Consumers can contact Gerbings at 877-242-5595 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET for a free repair or replacement liner. The website, www.gerbing.com has a “Recalls & Warnings” link with additional information, or Harley-Davidson can be contacted at 800-258-2464 from 8 a.m. from 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.