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Motorcycle Equipment Recall - Stealth Helmets

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  16E033000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  Soaring Helmet Corporation
Recall Date: 04/08/2016
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,631
Defect Summary:
Soaring Helmet Corporation (Soaring) is recalling certain Stealth Phantom helmets, part numbers 8300 and 8351, in sizes extra small through XXL, in all sizes and graphics, manufactured April 1, 2013, to December 30, 2014. The affected helmets may not adequately protect the wearer from penetration injuries in the event of a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."
Consequence Summary:
By wearing a noncompliant helmet, the user may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Corrective Summary:
Since the helmet purchasers are unknown, a notification will be placed on the Stealth website. Retailers will exchange the helmets for a different Stealth helmet or offer a refund, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 16, 2016. Owners may contact Soaring at 1-425-656-0683.

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