Unsafe Leather Up Motorcycle Helmets Recalled by Strategic Sports

Unsafe Leather Up Motorcycle Helmets Recalled by Strategic Sports
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April 18, 2016

Strategic Sports has announced a recall for potentially defective motorcycle safety equipment.

The manufacturer is recalling certain Leather Up XElement helmets, part numbers ST-559-12GB and 11FB, in sizes L, XL, and XXL. The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

An individual's head may not be fully protected when wearing this helmet, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The company is including more than 500 helmets in its recall.

The company will notify the owners and provide them with a full refund, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 25, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Strategic Sports customer service at (619) 861-8110.