Galaxy Helmets is Recalling Certain GLX 501C Extra Large Motorcycle Helmets

 

May 9, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: Production Dates:
    GLX / 501C Information not Available
Manufacturer: GALAXY HELMETS & ACCESSORIES Mfr’s Report Date: APR 24, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12E019000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:MOTORCYCLE:HELMETS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 747
Summary:
 GALAXY HELMETS AND ACCESSORIES (GALAXY HELMETS) IS RECALLING CERTAIN GLX 501C EXTRA LARGE MOTORCYCLE HELMETS. THESE HELMETS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE IMPACT REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 218, “MOTORCYCLE HELMETS.”
Consequence:
 THE WEARER OF A NONCOMPLIANT HELMET CAN SUSTAIN SERIOUS INJURIES IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 GALAXY HELMETS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE HELMETS WILL BE MODIFIED TO BRING THEM INTO COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS NO. 218 FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GALAXY HELMETS AT 1-626-359-0900.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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