Vega Recall 12E056000

NHTSA Campaign ID Component Manufacturer Recall Date Units Potentially Affected
12E056000 Equipment Vega Helmet Corporation 12/20/2012 30,546
Defect Summary
Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle helmets, model XTS, sizes L, XL, and XXL manufactured from May 2011 through October 2012. The helmets fail to conform to the impact attenuation requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, “Motorcycle Helmets.”
Consequence Summary
By wearing a noncompliant helmet, the user may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Corrective Summary
Vega will notify dealers and post public notices about the recall. Any noncompliant helmet will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during late January 2013. Owners may contact Vega at 1-425-656-0683.

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