Vega Helmet Corporation is Recalling 30,546 Model XTS Motorcycle Helmets

 

December 28, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: Production Dates:
    VEGA / XTS MAY 01, 2011 – OCT 31, 2012
Manufacturer: Vega Helmet Corporation Report Receipt Date: DEC 20, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12E056000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:MOTORCYCLE:HELMETS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30,546
Summary:
 Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle helmets, model XTS, sizes L, XL, and XXL manufactured from May 2011 through October 2012. The helmets fail to conform to the impact attenuation requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, “Motorcycle Helmets.”
Consequence:
 By wearing a noncompliant helmet, the user may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy:
 Vega will notify dealers and post public notices about the recall. Any noncompliant helmet will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during late January 2013. Owners may contact Vega at 1-425-656-0683.
Notes:
 Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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