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Motorcycle Equipment Recall - Cycle Gear

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  14E080000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  Cycle Gear, Inc.
Recall Date: 11/26/2014
Potential Number of Units Affected: 246
Defect Summary:
Cycle Gear, Inc. (Cycle Gear) is recalling certain Street & Steel Brotherhood and Anarchy model motorcycle helmets manufactured February 1, 2014, to February 28, 2014. The affected part number is ST-222 and includes sizes extra small, small, and medium. These helmets may not meet the impact attenuation and penetration requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."
Consequence Summary:
In the event of a crash, the helmet may not adequately protect the wearer, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Corrective Summary:
Cycle Gear will notify owners and will replace the affected helmets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015. Owners may contact Cycle Gear customer service at 1-800-292-5343.

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