Helmet may not Protect from Impact/FMVSS 218 – Badass Helmet Metalhead 2.5

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 18E020
Manufacturer Badass Helmet Company
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 64

 

Helmet may not Protect from Impact/FMVSS 218

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

 

Summary

Badass Helmet Company (Badass Helmet) is recalling certain Metalhead 2.5 helmets. 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.”

 

Remedy

Badass Helmet will notify owners, and issue a full refund. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Badass Helmet customer service at 1-866-334-3563.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 


Recall Acknowledgement

April 17, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18E020-5600.pdf

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