Consumer product recall

12-volt heated jackets

Starting date:
April 19, 2013
Posting date:
April 19, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

12-volt heated jackets

Product description

This recall involves Gerbing's and Harley-Davidson® black nylon, 12 volt, heated jackets. “Gerbing’s Heated Clothing” or “Harley-Davidson” is printed on the front left chest of the jackets.

The recalled Gerbing’s jackets are model numbers JKLN and PO# 3796. The model number, PO number, and “use only 12 Volts” text are printed on a label sewn inside, next to the jacket front zipper.

The part number of the recalled Harley-Davidson® branded jackets is 98324-09VM (all sizes).

The following labels are sewn into the interior seam on the liners left side.

  • GM32873
  • GM32874
  • GM34188
  • GM34189
  • GM34190
  • GM34191

Hazard identified

An improperly crimped connector in the heating element in the back portion of some of the jacket liners is prone to overheating. This can cause damage to the jacket and in some cases, minor burns to the wearer.

Gerbing's has received two reports in the United States of the jacket liners overheating, causing minor dime-sized burns to the backs of consumers, resulting in blisters.

Health Canada has not received any incident reports related to the use of these jackets.

Number sold

Approximately 11,000 units of the Gerbing's jackets were sold in Canada.

Approximately 796 units of the Harley-Davidson® jackets were distributed to retailers in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled Gerbing's branded jackets were sold from April 2011 to December 2012.

The recalled Harley-Davidson branded jackets were shipped from April 2011 to March 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Gerbings Heated Clothing


North Carolina



Harley-Davidson Canada




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the jackets.

Consumers who purchased directly from Gerbing's Heated Clothing should contact Gerbings LLC, toll-free at 1-877-242-5595. Consumers can look online at the firm's website and click on the Recalls & Warnings link for more information.

Consumers who purchased the product from an authorized Harley Davidson® retailer should contact them directly, or call Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada at 1-905-660-3500, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website to find your nearest retailer.