23E003 Helmets May Not Adequately Protect User – Bilt Route BLH100, Bilt Route Retro Womens BLH118, & Bilt Route Journey BLH109 Helmets

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January 13, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23E003000

Helmets May Not Adequately Protect User/FMVSS 218

A helmet that does not provide adequate protection increases the risk of injury during a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23E003

Manufacturer Comoto Holdings, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 18,980

 

Summary

Comoto Holdings, Inc. (Comoto Holdings) is recalling certain Bilt Route BLH100, Bilt Route Retro Womens BLH118, and Bilt Route Journey BLH109 helmets, in sizes MD, XL, and XXL. The helmets may lack adequate penetration protection. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 218, “Motorcycle Helmets.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will either provide a credit or replace the helmets, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 1, 2023. Owners may contact Comoto Holdings’ customer service at 1-888-258-9530.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 


Chronology :

04/22 Comoto were notified that the sizes M, & XXL helmet manufactured in 2021 that were tested at ACT Lab USA were found to be noncompliant with FMVSS 218.

06/22 after discussion with the manufacturer, Foshan City Nanhai Manufacturing Co Ltd. Comoto submitted a further M size for compliance testing. ACT reported to COMOTO that this size had also failed the penetration tests. Comoto notified Foshan City Nanhai Manufacturing again of the failure and they started to do some investigation internally and in August they provided ACT Labs China with improved liners in the Route helmets.

These all passed (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL) The vendor then sent sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL to Comoto to submit for retesting at ACT Labs USA. We were notified in October that the three sizes M, XL, and XXL had failed to comply. Comoto was very surprised by the noncompliance because the model helmet had passed testing in ACT Lab China Oct, 2016, June, 2017, June 2018, December, 2018, May 2019, December, 2019. After reviewing all tests, Comoto decided to voluntarily initiate this recall.

 


3 Affected Products

Equipments

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
BILT HELMET BILT ROUTE HELMET
BILT HELMET BILT ROUTE JOURNEY
BILT HELMET BILT ROUTE RETRO WOMENS

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23E003-3605.pdf 646.09KB

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Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23E003-9685.PDF 214.372KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-23E003-2569.pdf 204.892KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23E003&docType=RCL

 


 

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