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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.

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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.

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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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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is Recalling Coast to Coast Accessory Passenger Seats That Fit Can-Am Spyder F-3 Motorcycles Since the Seat May Not Activate a Switch That Changes the Vehicle Stability System to Compensate For a Passenger Being On Board

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is recalling certain Coast to Coast accessory passenger seats, manufactured November 18, 2015, to April 4, 2016, and sold for use on Can-Am Spyder F3-series motorcycles.

When a passenger is sitting on the accessory seat, the seat may not activate a switch that changes the vehicle stability system to compensate for a passenger being on board.

If the vehicle stability system is not altered, the operator may lose control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

111 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Harley-Davidson Recalls 2016 Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Road Glide Ultra (FLTRU), Fat Boy S (FLSTFBS), Softail Slim S (FLSS), and CVO Softail Pro Street Breakout (FXSE) Motorcycles Since the Clutch Master Cylinder May Lose the Ability to Generate Enough Lift to Disengage the Clutch, Especially If the Motorcycle Has Been Parked For an Extended Time

Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain model year 2016 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low (FLHTCUL), Ultra Limited Low (FLHTKL), Ultra Limited (FLHTK), CVO Street Glide (FLHXSE), Street Glide (FLHX), Street Glide Special (FLHXS), Road Glide Special (FLTRXS), Road Glide (FLTRX), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Road Glide Ultra (FLTRU), Fat Boy S (FLSTFBS), Softail Slim S (FLSS), and CVO Softail Pro Street Breakout (FXSE) motorcycles.

In the affected motorcycles, the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch, especially if the motorcycle has been parked for an extended period of time.

When the engine is running and the motorcycle is in gear, if the clutch cannot be fully disengaged, the motorcycle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

27,232 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kawasaki Recalls 2017 Z125 Pro Motorcycles For Shock Absorbers That May Leak Oil and Lose Their Function

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain model year 2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro motorcycles manufactured February 4, 2016 through June 7, 2016.

In the affected motorcycles, the shock absorbers may leak oil and lose their function.

Loss of function of the shock absorbers may affect the motorcycle's handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

1,282 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.