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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fuel Helmets Recalls 2015-2017 Open Face Motorcycle Helmets. These Helmets May Not Adequately Protect the Wearer's Head In the Event Of an Impact.

Fuel Helmets (Fuel) is recalling certain Open Face helmets, part number SH-OF0016 in size Large and SH-OF0017 in size Extra Large manufactured June 2015-April 2017.

The affected helmets may not adequately protect the wearer's head in the event of an impact, and an object may penetrate the helmet.

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

A helmet that fails to meet the safety requirements can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

20,009 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kawasaki Recalls 2018 Ninja H2 SX SE (ZXT02BJ) Motorcycles. The Pin For the Center Stand Spring May Have Been Improperly Welded, and May Shift Or Fall Off Resulting In the Spring Detaching and the Center Stand Dropping To the Ground.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE (ZXT02BJ) motorcycles.

The pin for the center stand spring may have been improperly welded, and, as a result, the pin may shift or fall off resulting in the spring detaching and the center stand dropping to the ground unexpectedly and dragging while riding.

The dragging center stand can cause a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

390 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Akoury Recalls AK AK88S Motorcycle Helmets. These Helmets May Not Adequately Protect the Wearer In the Event Of a Head Impact During a Motorcycle Crash.

Akoury is recalling certain AK AK88S motorcycle helmets, sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL.

These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash.

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

A helmet that does not adequately protect the wearer from an impact can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

108 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Polaris Recalls 2017-2019 Slingshot S, SL, GT LE, and SLR Motorcycles. In the Event Of a Crash, the Seatbelt Retractor On the Side Opposite Of the Impact May Separate, Preventing the Seatbelt From Locking.

Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Polaris Slingshot S, Slingshot SL, Slingshot GT LE, and Slingshot SLR motorcycles.

In the event of a crash, the seatbelt retractor on the side opposite of the impact may separate, preventing the seatbelt from locking.

In the event of a crash, if the seat belt does not lock, the occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing their risk of injury.

10,658 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Honda Recalls Honda Genuine Accessory Centerstand Kit For 2016-2018 Africa Twin Motorcycles. The Circlip Can Break Allowing the Centerstand To Detach.

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain Honda Genuine Accessory Centerstand Kits, part number 08M70-MJP-G50, sold for possible installation on 2016-2018 Africa Twin motorcycles. The circlip can break allowing the centerstand to detach.

If the centerstand detaches while moving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. If the centerstand detaches while the motorcycle is parked on the centerstand, the motorcycle can fall over, increasing the risk of injury.

2,933 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

H&H Sports Protection Recalls VCAN V531 Motorcycle Helmets Since They May Not Stay Secured To the Rider's Head In the Event Of a Crash

H&H Sports Protection (H&H Sports) is recalling certain VCAN V531 motorcycle helmets in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

The helmet straps may not be properly sewn and, as a result, the helmets may not stay secured to the rider's head in the event of a crash.

Additionally, the labels have an incorrect manufacturer's name. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

A helmet that does not remain secured to the rider's head will not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

4,314 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Equipment Recalls feature for more details.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Alta Recalls 2018-2019 Redshift MXR and 2019 Redshift EXR Electric Motorcycles. The Software For the Throttle Control May Fault If the Throttle Is Rolled Forward Past the Closed Position, Possibly Resulting In a Motorcycle Stall.

Alta Motors (Alta) is recalling certain 2019 Alta Redshift EXR and 2018-2019 Alta Redshift MXR motorcycles.

The software for the throttle control may fault if the throttle is rolled forward past the closed position, possibly resulting in a motorcycle stall.

215 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.