Daytona Helmets Recalls Skull Cap For Inadequate Protection and Failure To Comply

Daytona Helmets is recalling D1, D3 and D6 Skull Caps for failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements.

Motorcycle helmet recall
Daytona Helmets is recalling the D1 (pictured here, D3 (leather-covered) and D6 (graphics) Skull Cap helmets for failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements.Photo: Daytona Helmets
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: May 16, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17E027000
Component(s): Equipment
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,454
Manufacturer: Daytona Helmets International

THE RECALL: Daytona Helmets International (Daytona) is recalling certain Skull Cap D1, D3 and D6 Helmets in sizes 3XS through 4XL. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle 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: In the event of a crash, the helmet may not adequately protect the wearer, increasing their risk of injury.

THE FIX: Daytona will notify owners, and dealers will replace the helmets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2017. Owners may contact Daytona customer service at 1-800-452-5745.

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.