Recall News: Hawk AP-80 Motorcycle Helmet

342 Hawk helmets may not adequately protect a user during a crash.

Hawk-AP-80 helmet recall
Hawk AP-80©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: July 8, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16E060000
Component(s): Equipment
Potential Number of Units Affected: 342
Manufacturer: Tong Ho Hsing Industrial Co.

THE RECALL: Helmet manufacturer Tong Ho Hsing Industrial Co. is recalling certain Hawk AP-80 motorcycle helmets, part number T378, size M. The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a head impact during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: Helmets that do not adequately protect the wearer increase their risk of injury in the event of a crash.

THE FIX: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin in August 2016. Owners may contact Tong Ho Hsing Industrial customer service at 1-978-483-8072.

MORE RECALL INFORMATION: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov.