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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

BMW Recalls 2014-2015 R nine T Motorcycles since the Design of the Rear Turn Signals May Partially Obscure the Lights From Being Seen By the Driver Of a Following Vehicle

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 R nine T motorcycles manufactured November 27, 2013, through January 26, 2015.

The design of the rear turn signals may partially obscure the lights from being seen by the driver of a following vehicle. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

In certain road and traffic conditions, the rear turn signals may be slightly obscured to the driver of a following vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

1,792 units are affected.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Zero Recalls 2015 DS, FX, S, and SR Motorcycles For a DC-DC Converter That May Have Insufficient Output Power, such That During High Power Demand, the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) May Not Function Properly

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2015 SR, S, DS, and FX motorcycles.

The affected motorcycles have a DC-DC converter that may have insufficient output power. During high power demand, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) may not function properly.

If the converter power output is insufficient, during an ABS activated event, the ABS and all vehicle lights would temporarily stop functioning, increasing the risk of a crash.

96 units are affected.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WSB Recalls WSB777 Motorcycle Half Helmets For Missing or Insufficient Labeling and Because They May Not Be Strong Enough to Protect a User in the Event of a Crash

WSB Inc (WSB) 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."

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.

300 units are affected.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Tong Ho Hsing Recalls Hawk AP-80 Motorcycle Helmets Since They May Not Adequately Protect a User In the Event Of a Head Impact During a Crash

Tong Ho Hsing Industrial Co. is recalling certain Hawk AP-80 motorcycle helmets, part number T378, size M.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect a user in the event of a head impact during a crash.

As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

Helmets that do not adequately protect the wearer increase their risk of injury in the event of a crash.

342 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tegol Recalls Outlaw Slim-G Series Motorcycle Helmets Since the Helmet May Not Protect the Head, an Object May Penetrate the Helmet, and Helmet Not Labeled Correctly

Tegol, Inc. (Tegol) is recalling certain Outlaw Slim-G Series motorcycle helmets, part number GLD-12-510-511, in all sizes, manufactured 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."

Helmets that do not 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.

5,292 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Ivolution Sports Recalls IV2 JX-SKY Motorcycle Helmets Since Two Accessory Pieces When Mounted May Alter the Angle Of Impact and Neck Position In a Motorcycle Crash

Ivolution Sports, Inc. (Ivolution Sports) is recalling certain IV2 JX-SKY helmets, sizes S, M, L, XL manufactured February 1, 2015, to July 15, 2016.

These helmets may have two detachable plastic accessory pieces, a plastic mohawk and a face mask, that were attached with small screws. These accessory pieces may alter the angle of impact and neck position in a motorcycle crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

If the accessories are attached with a rigid connection such as with screws, the rider has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

1,007 units are affected.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Honda Recalls 2015-2016 CB300F, CBR300R, and CBR300RA Motorcycles For Improperly Machined Crankshaft

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 CBR300RA, CBR300R and CB300F motorcycles.

The affected motorcycles may have an improperly machined crankshaft which may result in the failure of the connecting rod bearing retainer.

If the connecting rod bearing retainer fails, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

11,424 units are affected.

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