By: Russell Maas | Published: April 18th, 2013
Almost 10,000 heated jackets liners, some sold under the Harley-Davidson label, were recalled this week after at least two reports were received indicating that the jacket liners overheated and caused burns to consumer’s backs.
A Harley-Davidson Gerbings heated jacket liner recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on April 17, indicating that a defective wire connector in the lining of the jacket may cause burns for consumers wearing the jackets.
The recall includes 12-volt heated jacket liners made by Gerbings and Harley-Davidson. The jacket liners are black nylon and are able to be plugged into a vehicle to heat up while driving. The liners have “Gerbing’s Heated Clothing” or Harley Davidson printed on the left chest and the model number “PO” and “Use only 12 Volts” are printed on a label next to the jackets front zipper.
The recalled Harley Davidson liners have model numbers 98324-09VM, GM32873, GM32874, GM34188, GM34189, GM34190, or GM34191. The recalled Gerbing’s liners have model number JKLN and PO#3796.
The liners were manufactured in China and imported by Gerbings LLC. Of Stoneville, North Carolina. They were sold at Harley Davidson dealerships, Eagle leather, and other sporting goods stores nationwide from April 2011 through December 2012 for between $200 and $240.
The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the recalled jackets liners immediately and contact Gerbing’s LLC toll free at (877) 242-5595 for a free repair or replacement liner. Consumer may also visit the website www.gerbing.com and navigate to the “Recall & Warnings” link for more information.