WASHINGTON – Motorcyclists wearing 5X5/SA-08 helmets sold by Tank Sports Inc. are urged by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop using them as they fail to meet federal standards, according to a NHTSA press release issued today.
According to the press release, there are an estimated 14,000 5X5/SA-08 helmets that were imported and sold by Tank Sports, Inc., of California. The company, which recently declared bankruptcy, failed to complete a requested recall ordered by the NHTSA.
The helmets failed to meet the penetration protection requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218. Tests conducted by the federal safety administration found that both the outer shell and the inner liner in three out of four helmets could be penetrated.
There have been no reported injuries or deaths associated with the faulty helmets at this time, the NHTSA reports. The NHTSA is advising motorcyclists who own these helmets to discard them immediately.
“Motorcyclists who wear helmets are less likely to be injured or killed in a crash,” said Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Southern California-based Thomas Law Firm. “Statistics show that helmets were credited with saving more than 1,500 motorcyclists in 2010.”
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