Icon recall helmets due to safety concerns

The D-ring on the affected helmets could detach, leaving the helmet unfastened

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Submitted by Laura Thomson on Thu, 28/09/2017 - 14:45

ICON has issued a voluntary recall on three helmets due to insufficiently attached D-rings, which could detach and cause injury or death to riders.

The motorcycle gear manufacturer has issued the recall on all sizes of its Alliance Dark helmets manufactured from January 2017 to July 2017, and Alliance GT Horror and Rubatone helmets manufactured from March 2017 to July 2017.

In a statement on its website, Icon said: “The potentially affected helmets may contain a defect related to motor vehicle safety.

“In particular, faulty stitching on the nylon webbing attached to the D-rings may possibly not remain secure within the webbing.

“This may allow the D-rings to separate from the chin strap. In the event of a crash, the wearer may not be adequately protected, increasing the risk of personal injury or death.”

Icon say that while only a small number of potentially affected helmets feature the defect, the entire production lot is being recalled as a precaution.

Riders are being urged to check their Icon helmet’s model name, style, delivery date and manufacturing date label to ascertain whether it is affected.

Helmets received after September 12, 2017 may have already been checked for the defect. If they feature a green check mark on the date label and box barcode, then they are not subject to the recall.

Replacement helmets, in the same model and style, will be provided free of charge to owners of the affected helmets, providing they complete the recall form.

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