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Motorcycle Equipment Recall - HCI 100 Helmet

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  16E008000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  Helmet City, Inc.
Recall Date: 02/04/2016
Potential Number of Units Affected: 900
Defect Summary:
Helmet City, Inc. (HCI) is recalling certain model 100 motorcycle helmets, sizes Medium and X-Large, both in Gloss Black, manufactured from December 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. The affected helmets may not be strong enough to adequately protect a user's head in an impact. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the impact attenuation and penetration requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."
Consequence Summary:
The wearer of the helmet may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of serious injury.
Corrective Summary:
HCI will notify owners and will provide a replacement model 100 helmet, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact HCI customer service at 1-888-550-3731. HCI's number for this recall is 100 XL/M (dec 2013).

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