Vega Motorcycle Helmet Recall Issued for 30,000 XTS Motorcycle Helmets Amid Crash Protection Worries
Vega Helmet Corp. is recalling some 30,000 XTS-model motorcycle helmets after testing indicated the motorcycle helmet recall may not provide adequate protection in a crash.
According to a report from the Associated Press, the Vega motorcycle helmet recall was announced on December 29th, after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informed the company that four extra-large helmets had failed to meet safety standards in tests conducted earlier this year.
According to a notice posted on the NHTSA website, Vega is recalling all large (L), extra-large (XL) and extra-extra-large (XXL) XTC motorcycle helmets manufactured between May 2011 and October 2012 because it cannot ensure that any comply with safety standards. In total, the Vega motorcycle helmet recall affects 30,546 units. The company is offering free replacements to owners of the recalled helmets. In addition to issuing a public notification of the motorcycle helmet recall, Vega will also be contacting dealers that purchased the affected helmets.
According to the Associated Press, a Vega investigation conducted after the NHTSA notified it of the test results revealed that a change in the helmets’ shell design partially accounted for the issue. The company has informed regulators that it plans to reconfigure the helmets immediately.
So far, there have been no reports of injuries related to the Vega motorcycle helmet recall.
The motorcycle helmet recall will officially begin in late January.
Owners of XTC helmets included in the recall can obtain more information by contacting Vega at 1-425-656-0683. Helmet owners may also contact Vega via email, at CustomerService@VegaHelmet.com.