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Motorcycle Recall - Speed and Strength Helmet Recall

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  15E001000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  Tucker Rocky Distribution
Recall Date: 01/20/2015
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,379
Defect Summary:
Tucker Rocky Distribution (Tucker Rocky) is recalling certain Speed and Strength SS500DVD motorcycle helmets manufactured April 12, 2011, to August 31, 2013, sizes XS, S, and M. The helmets fail to meet certain performance requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."
Consequence Summary:
A rider may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of serious injury.
Corrective Summary:
Tucker Rocky will notify owners, and replace any XS, S, and M size Speed and Strength SS500 helmets with a compliant Speed and Strength SS400 helmet, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tucker Rocky customer service at 1-817-258-9247.

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