In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), Gerbings, LLC (“Gerbings”) of Stoneville, NC is offering to inspect and repair if possible or replace if necessary certain of its 12-Volt heated jacket liners. 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. The 12-Volt jacket liners subject to this recall have a PO number of 3796. The PO number can be found on the tag located on the inside lower left seam of the liner.
The 12-Volt heated jacket liners involved in this recall were imported by Gerbing’s Heated Clothing Inc., from a Chinese manufacturer in June of 2011.
As a company, Gerbing’s is committed to ensuring our customers receive the highest quality and safest merchandise. Gerbings is taking the necessary steps to address this issue. To avoid future problems, they now operate out of an 88,000 sq/ft facility in NC, and we make all of our heating elements for 12-Volt heated jacket liners in NC to ensure quality and safety. None of our United States manufactured liners are subject to the recall. Moreover, a thermistor that will help reduce the risk of overheating in the 2013 12-volt jacket liners is being installed.
Please review the included image and, if you have any questions, please call Gerbings at: 1-877-242-5595 or visit www.gerbing.com.