KBC Harley-DavidsonHybrid Classic Cruiser Half Motorcycle Helmet Recall
Helmet Recall Product description
This recall involves the Harley-Davidson Hybrid Classic Cruiser Half motorcycle helmet, part numbers are 98336-09VM/000L, 98336-09VM/002L and 98336-09VM/022L. The helmets come in black with black interior padding. The helmet covers the top of the head and ends over the ears. It has a small visor and a Harley-Davidson logo on both sides above the ear. The affected products were manufactured in March 2011.
The recalled helmets were sold in Large, X-Large and 2X-Large can be identified by the GM code GM00032205 or have a manufactured date label of XX Mar 2011, located on the helmet’s interior shell under the snap-in liner.
KBC America, Inc. was advised by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States that four Harley-Davidson Hybrid C/C Half Motorcycle Helmets, size Large, were tested as part of their Motorcycle Helmet Compliance Program. It was determined that one helmet (“Helmet A”) was non-compliant with S5.2 of the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 218, one helmet (“Helmet B”) was non-compliance with S5.1 of FMVSS 218, and one helmet (“Helmet C”) was non-compliant with S5.1 and S5.2 of FMVSS 218. By wearing a non-compliant helmet, the user may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Neither Health Canada nor Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this helmet.
Of the total shipments of Large, XL and 2XL, a total of 270 helmets were imported into Canada and were sold at authorized Harley-Davidson retailers across Canada, with the approximate number of affected helmets being 31.
Time period sold – The affected helmets were sold from March 2011 to May 2013.
Place of origin – Manufactured in Korea.
Manufacturer – KBC American, Burbank California UNITED STATES
Importer – Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada
What you should do about this helmet recall
Consumers should stop using the affected helmets immediately and contact their local authorized Harley-Davidson retailer for a replacement of their affected helmet.
For more information, consumers may contact their local authorized Harley-Davidson retailer. For retail locations, please consult the firm’s website.