Canada/Ottawa: KBC Harley-Davidson recalls some Hybrid Classic Cruiser Half Motorcycle Helmets due to operational failure, injury hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/muk4d
Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34337r-eng.php
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves some Harley-Davidson Hybrid Classic Cruiser Half Motorcycle Helmets, part numbers are 98336-09VM/000L, 98336-09VM/002L and 98336-09VM/022L. The recalled Helmets come in black with black interior padding. The Helmet covers the top of the head and ends over the ears. It has a small visor and a Harley-Davidson logo on both sides above the ear. The affected products were manufactured in March 2011.
The recalled helmets were sold in Large, X-Large and 2X-Large can be identified by the GM code GM00032205 or have a manufactured date label of XX Mar 2011, located on the helmet’s interior shell under the snap-in liner.
According to Health Canada, KBC America, Inc. was advised by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) that four Harley-Davidson Hybrid C/C Half Motorcycle Helmets, size Large, were tested as part of its ongoing Motorcycle Helmet Compliance Program. It was determined that one helmet (“Helmet A”) was non-compliant with S5.2 of the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 218; one helmet (“Helmet B”) was non-compliance with S5.1 of FMVSS 218; and one helmet (“Helmet C”) was non-compliant with S5.1 and S5.2 of FMVSS 218.
By wearing a non-compliant helmet, the rider may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
HCSC ID number: RA-34337
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2201
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