Vega XTA Half Helmets Recalled For Inadequate Rider Protection

Maker of the XTA and XTA Touring helmet is recalling more than 1,000 lids that do mot meet FMVSS regulations.

Vega XTA helmet recall
Vega XTA and XTA Touring (shown here) are on the recall list for inadequate protection and failure to meet the helmet requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.©Motorcyclist
The following report is filed with the NHTSA:

Report Receipt Date: October 28, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16E081000
Component(s): Equipment
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,053
Manufacturer: Vega Helmet Corporation

THE RECALL: Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle half helmets, models XTA and XTA Touring in sizes L, XL, and XXL, manufactured from February 2013 through December 2014. The affected helmets may not adequately protect the user's head in the event of an impact such as can happen during a crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: In the event of a crash, the helmet may not adequately protect the wearer increasing the risk of injury.

THE FIX: Vega (www.vegahelmets) will notify owners, and provide a full refund or a free replacement helmet. The recall is expected to begin December 16, 2016. Owners may contact Vega helmet customer service at 1-800-728-4898.

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.