Recall News: Biker Helmets WSB-77 Half Helmet Recalled

The manufacturer of WSB-77 slid lids issues a recall for 300 helmets.

WSB-77 helmet recall
WSB-77 helmets may not be strong enough to protect a rider in a crash.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: August 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16E068000
Component(s): Equipment
Potential Number of Units Affected: 300
Manufacturer: WSB, Inc. (Biker Helmets)

THE RECALL: WSB Inc (WSB/Biker Helmets) is recalling certain WSB777 half helmets in all sizes manufactured May 1, 2015, to May 2, 2015. The affected helmets may be missing or have insufficient labeling and may not be strong enough to 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."

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: WSB/Biker Helmets will notify owners, and replace or reimburse the owners, free of charge. The recall began on September 7, 2016. Owners may contact WSB customer service at 1-855-322-3733.

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.