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Motorcycle Equipment Recall - Vega XTA and XTA Touring Motorcycle Helmets

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  16E081000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  Vega Helmet Corporation
Recall Date: 10/28/2016
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,053
Defect Summary:
Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle half helmets, models XTA and XTA Touring in sizes L, XL, and XXL, manufactured from February 2013 through December 2014. The affected helmets may not adequately protect the user's head in the event of an impact such as can happen during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."
Consequence Summary:
In the event of a crash, the helmet may not adequately protect the wearer increasing the risk of injury.
Corrective Summary:
Vega will notify owners, and provide a full refund or a free replacement helmet. The recall is expected to begin December 16, 2016. Owners may contact Vega helmet customer service at 1-800-728-4898.

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