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Old 04-17-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Bluhduh Gerbings Heated Jacket Recall

FYSA - Some 9,900 Gerbings heated jackets are being recalled:

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/...Jacket-Liners/
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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Interesting.

My 2010 jacket appears to have a PO# below the recall range, as a point of reference.

Good lookin' out!

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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This happened to my neck last Saturday on my way to the Moonshine Run, my jackets not on the recall but I haven't heard back from them yet...

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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Same burn to my back last year.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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This happened to my neck last Saturday on my way to the Moonshine Run, my jackets not on the recall but I haven't heard back from them yet...

Dude! I have the same burn, not nearly as bad as yours though. You can see its a burn, but mine was light and did not blister. I thought it was something with my new helmet rubbing my neck, but it didn't make sense that it was only on one side. I just ignored it and for the past few weeks on extended rides this mark would appear. Another anomaly is that the electrical feed from the jacket sleeve to the right glove has ceased to function, the same side of my neck I've been being burned on. I wonder if whatever internal connection issue, or electrical circuit malfunction, is causing the excessive heat...

I will definitely be contacting Gerbings tomorrow.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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I just went to check my jacket, the tags dont even list a manufacture date or PO# what the fcuk!! This is some bullshit yo!!



I went on the Gerbings website and on the homepage they have link to Recalls & Warnings... http://gerbing.com/Recall/warningsandrecalls.php
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:51 AM   #7
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I got one of those burns on my belly after tucking my Gerbings inside the riding pants last October. I figured it was my own fault. Weird how you can get a burn and not even realize it. I guess it's the "frog in hot water" thing.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:03 AM   #8
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I'm about fed up with heated gear. Last Fall I installed a dual-temp controller and bought a Gerbing Jacket Liner and Warm & Safe Glove Liners. The first time I hooked everything up and went for a ride, the jacket cooked me and the gloves barely warmed up enough to keep my fingers from freezing. The fuse for the controller blew and one of the circuits quit working. Warranty replaced my controller and gloves and I took everything for a test ride Tuesday night. The jacket liner gets HOT at the lowest setting and the glove liners are able to keep my fingers from freezing with the controller on full power, but I can't feel any warmth. Now I see that my jacket liner is being recalled and I am wondering if the jacket liner was the reason for all of my problems...

I'll be making a phone call this morning and hopefully I will have a working jacket before it gets too warm to wear it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:49 AM   #9
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Are these the new microwire liners?
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:56 AM   #10
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Are these the new microwire liners?
Not mine Dan, it's about 4 years old.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #11
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I got one of those burns on my belly after tucking my Gerbings inside the riding pants last October. I figured it was my own fault. Weird how you can get a burn and not even realize it. I guess it's the "frog in hot water" thing.
Was your burn in the area where the cord plugs into jacket? My wife got burnt in the same area with a microwire jacket worn inside a aerostitch 2 piece. She thought it was layers of clothing bunched up causing the discomfort. When I finally got a response from tech support they told me it was due to a poor connection where the cord plugs into the jacket. My feelings with Gerbings are "Burn me once, shame on you, burn me twice, shame on me." I do not know if things have gotten any better with the new factory, but I do know they will never see another dime from me.
Her jacket does not fall under the recall.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #12
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My jacket is part of the recall. I contacted them. Let's see what happens.

I do know one thing. I need to monitor my controller as it seems to creep to the hotter setting and I need to turn it down. I carry the controller in my pocket so its not dangling. The knob spins way to easy. I ended up jamming a piece of cardboard around the knob and it seems to work.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:31 AM   #13
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My jacket is part of the recall. I contacted them. Let's see what happens.

I do know one thing. I need to monitor my controller as it seems to creep to the hotter setting and I need to turn it down. I carry the controller in my pocket so its not dangling. The knob spins way to easy. I ended up jamming a piece of cardboard around the knob and it seems to work.
Maybe you should switch to something non-flammable.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:18 AM   #14
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Not mine Dan, it's about 4 years old.
My liner has been bulletproof for over 20 years and I keep thinking I should upgrade .... I guess not
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:34 AM   #15
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My wife has had her gerbing jacket about 5 years with never a problem. However this past weekend on a ride to moonshine her gerbings jacket somehow malfunctioned and put two 5 inch long massive burns across her back and both blistered up to the size of my index finger. Did not go to the doctor but have been treating them twice a day since it happened.
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