US NHTSA Recalls: Hikari LED Headlight Bulbs


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of nineteen (19) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the nineteen (19) recalls the NHTSA has announced in January 2021, comes news of the following:

Logo - Ningbo Shuwu Import & Export Co., LtdNingbo Shuwu Import & Export Co., Ltd (“Ningbo”), a Ningbo, Zhejiang, China establishment, has recalled an estimated 99,950 aftermarket Hikari branded LED Headlight Bulbs, LED-V39-R3 models (in configurations H1, H4, H7, H11, H13, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9012) and Hikari-R3-R-9012 Headlight Bulbs sold through Amazon.com and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Exterior Lighting – Headlight Bulbs may be too bright in apparent contravention of US FMVSS 108

NHTSA Safety Notification 21E002000 reports the recalled Bulbs may create excessive glare or brightness for oncoming traffic. As such, these Bulbs fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment”.

According to the NHTSA, excessive glare or brightness to oncoming drivers can increase the risk of a crash, motor vehicle collision (“MVC”) or other impact event with consequential serious injury and/or life-changing results.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat lacerations, concussions, bone fractures, amputation, central nervous system (“CNS”) damage and/or internal injuries.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Tips___________________________________________________________

Ningbo will notify distributors, and registered owners, and will replace the recalled LED Bulb with Halogen Bulbs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2021. Owners may contact Ningbo Customer Service toll-free at 1-812-250-8051 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time (“CST”) for more information or by e-mail at recall@hikari-led.net.

==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Ningbo Shuwu Import & Export Co., please search for “Ningbo Shuwu” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for accessories manufactured, marketed and/or under the Hikari brand, please search for “Hikari” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crush hazards, please search for “crush” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Concussion hazards, please search for “concussion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Central Nervous System (“CNS”) damage, please search for “CNS damage” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21E002000
Recalls Direct RIN: 13996-2021
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General information:
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==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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