Motorcycle Helmets Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

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A motorcycle helmet manufacturing company has announced a recall of several helmet models because of hazards that could increase the risk of injury to a motorcyclist.

A motorcycle helmet manufacturing company has announced a recall of several helmet models because of hazards that could increase the risk of injury to a motorcyclist.

The company, Cycle Gear is recalling motorcycle helmets of the 222 Street and Steel brand Big Bore motorcycle helmets that were manufactured in 2012. These motorcycle helmets come in Small and Extra Small sizes.

The company says that during testing, it found that the helmets did not comply with the some of the safety requirements that are contained in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 218 Motorcycle Helmets. As a result of this compliance failure, a motorcyclist may be at risk of injuries when he is involved in an accident. The helmets may not do an adequate job of helping protect the motorcyclist from injuries in an accident.

Cycle Gear has also announced that it will soon begin the process of notifying all owners of the respective motorcycle helmets. Owners of the helmets are requested to contact the company for reimbursement or a replacement helmet.

A motorcycle helmet may be the only thing protecting a motorcyclist from serious and fatal injuries during an accident. Motorcycle accident lawyers advise that you always wear motorcycle helmets while riding, and make sure that your motorcycle helmet has been certified by the Department of Transportation. Avoid wearing novelty or fancy helmets. These have not been designed to protect the head from injuries, and are not certified by the Department of Transportation.

Buy a motorcycle helmet that fits you well and is very comfortable to wear. If the helmet is uncomfortable, you are more likely to avoid wearing the helmet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that non-helmeted motorcyclists are not only much more likely to sustain fatal injuries in an accident, but even when they survive, are much more likely to require extensive hospitalization.

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