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Motorcycle helmets recalled, may not protect rider

By Associated Press


DETROIT  >> T-Motorsports is recalling an unknown number of motorcycle helmets because the chin straps can fail and they might not protect a rider's head in a crash.

The Chinese-made helmets failed low-temperature impact tests, and the straps also failed tests, according to documents posted Friday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. The helmets also don't have the required labels saying the month and year they were manufactured.

The documents did not say how many helmets are covered by the recall or if anyone has been hurt because of the problems. They also did not say where the helmets were sold. The affected helmets have the model number HY803 and are extra-large size, the documents said.

Messages were left Friday morning for the company, which is based in Pomona, Calif.

T-Motorsports said in the documents that it will either offer repairs or refunds. It plans to begin notifying customers the week of Sept. 14.

Owners with questions can contact T-Motorsports at (626) 388-9898.

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manakuke wrote:
Quality control sucks!
on August 31,2012 | 06:17AM
inHilo wrote:
Do "repairs" include medical procedures, such as head replacement?
on August 31,2012 | 06:38AM
steelinhome wrote:
All helmets on the market now are made in China, Even the ergonomics are different from helmets made 10-20 years ago. The manufacturing details are downright cheesy; e.g., plasti-chrome that rubs off in a month. Not surprised that safety has been compromised because of cheap chin straps.
on August 31,2012 | 08:02AM
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