Recall News: Outlaw Slim-G Motorcycle Helmets Recalled For Inadequate Protection

The manufacturer of Outlaw Slim-G slid lids issues a recall for more than 5,000 helmets.

Outlaw Slim-G helmet recall
Outlaw Slim-G skid lids are being recalled due to inadequate protection (objects may penetrate the helmet) and improper labeling.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: July 13, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16E062000
Component(s): Equipment
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,292
Manufacturer: Tegol, Inc.

THE RECALL: Helmet manufacturer Tegol, Inc. (Tegol) is recalling certain Outlaw Slim-G Series motorcycle helmets, part number GLD-12-510-511, in all sizes, manufactured from March 30, 2013, to June 5, 2013. The affected helmets may not adequately protect the wearer's head in the event of an impact, and an object may penetrate the helmet. Additionally, these helmets may not be labeled properly. 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 properly protect the wearer's head can increase the risk of injury to the wearer in the event of a crash. Missing labeling information reduces the user's possibility of identifying the helmet in the event of a safety recall.

THE FIX: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tegol customer service at 1-714-496-9988.

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.