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Motorcycle Equipment Recall - Badass Metalhead 2.5 Helmets

By Walter F. Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  18E020000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  Badass Helmet Company
Recall Date: 4/4/2018
Potential Number of Units Affected: 64
Defect Summary:
Badass Helmet Company (Badass Helmet) is recalling certain Metalhead 2.5 helmets. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."
Consequence Summary:
A helmet that fails to meet the safety requirements can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Badass Helmet will notify owners, and issue a full refund. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Badass Helmet customer service at 1-866-334-3563.

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