Icon Alliance GT Motorcycle Helmets Recall For Defective Stitching On Chin Straps

D-rings may separate from the chin strap of the affected Icon helmets.

The Icon helmet models including the GT Horror pictured here in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL are being recalled due to defective strap stitching.Icon

The following motorcycle recall report is filed with the NHTSA:
Report Receipt Date: September 7, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16T012000
Component(s): Equipment
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,068
Manufacturer: J-Tech Corporation

THE RECALL: J-Tech Corporation (J-Tech) is recalling certain Icon Alliance Dark, Alliance GT Rubatone, and Alliance GT Horror motorcycle helmets in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL. The helmets may have faulty stitching on the webbing possibly allowing the D-rings to separate from the chin strap.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: In the event of a crash, the helmet may not stay secured to the rider's head, increasing the risk of injury.

THE FIX: J-Tech will notify owners, and will provide replacement helmets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2017. Owners should contact Parts Unlimited at 1-800-369-1000 or by email at helmets@parts-unltd.com for information on returning the helmet for a replacement one.

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.