Gerbings Heated Jacket Recall

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Ride4Coffee, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Ride4Coffee

    Ride4Coffee Been here awhile

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  2. bdarling

    bdarling Weatherman

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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!

    -B
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  3. Iron Rey

    Iron Rey Wingnut Extraordinaire

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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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  4. L21

    L21 Been here awhile

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    Same burn to my back last year.
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  5. GillT

    GillT Been here awhile

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    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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  6. GillT

    GillT Been here awhile

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    I just went to check my jacket, the tags dont even list a manufacture date or PO# what the fcuk!! :eek1 This is some bullshit yo!!

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    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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  7. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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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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  8. WFRTony

    WFRTony Been here awhile

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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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  9. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Are these the new microwire liners?
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  10. Iron Rey

    Iron Rey Wingnut Extraordinaire

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    Not mine Dan, it's about 4 years old.
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  11. jclark83

    jclark83 Been here awhile

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    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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  12. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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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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  13. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Maybe you should switch to something non-flammable.:deal
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  14. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    My liner has been bulletproof for over 20 years and I keep thinking I should upgrade .... I guess not :deal
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  15. Pappy541

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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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  16. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    got the old style Gerbing jacket/pants with wires all over instead in microwire. no hot spots and works great with zero problems. also have microwire T5 gloves with no problems.

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  17. Iron Rey

    Iron Rey Wingnut Extraordinaire

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    I would encourage anyone who has had burn issues to take pictures and email them with a good explanation to Gerbing's, Like Dan Alexander said, his have been bullet proof for years and that has been the general consensus of those I have talked to.

    The current recall is because of only two jackets, I bet they will be ready to repair FOC burn related malfunctions, it would be wiser than a much broader recall.
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  18. FixnPCs

    FixnPCs Polisher of Turds

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    Widder went bankrupt a few years ago. I hope this does not cause financial problems for Gerbing.
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  19. Tsotsie

    Tsotsie Semi-reformed Tsotsi

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    Been using one for 10 years - works great. Essential to follow their suggestions and to have a layer of clothing between your skin and the heated jacket.

    If the jacket does not have the PO listed then it is not on recall at this time.
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  20. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    The other day I was using mine and the left hand side of my neck got so hot that it felt like it was burning me also. Sure enough, it is part of the recall. :huh

    Never had any problems with other Gerbing gear I wear...but then, most of my Gerbing gear was built here in the USA rather than in China like this jacket liner.

    Not sure if they are just going to fix it....or if I get a new product, but they handled it well a few minutes ago on the phone.
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