23E004 Helmets May Not Adequately Protect User – Bilt Vertex BLH133, Bilt Vertex Parabola BLH141, & Bilt Vertex Stripes BLH134 Helmets

January 13, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23E004000

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: 23E004

Manufacturer Comoto Holdings, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 16,443

 

Summary

Comoto Holdings, Inc. (Comoto Holdings) is recalling certain Bilt Vertex BLH133, Bilt Vertex Parabola BLH141, and Bilt Vertex Stripes BLH134 helmets, in sizes SM, MD, LG, and XL. The helmets may lack retention system integrity and adequate penetration protection. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 218, “Motorcycle Helmets.”

 

Remedy

Comoto Holdings will either provide a credit or replace the helmet, 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 :

09/22 Comoto were notified that the sizes S, M, & XL helmets manufactured 2021 that were tested at ACT Lab USA were found to be noncompliant with FMVSS 218.

10/22 Comoto also sent size L for testing and were advised that this also failed. Comoto was extremely surprised by the noncompliance because the model had PPass results from both ACT Labs China December, 202 and ACT Labs USA in May 2022. After reviewing the tests, Comoto decided to voluntarily initiate this recall.

 


3 Affected Products

Equipments

BRAND PART NO. PRODUCTION DATES
BILT HELMET BILT VERTEX
BILT HELMET BILT VERTEX PARABOLA
BILT HELMET BILT VERTEX STRIPES

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23E004-9747.pdf 645.871KB

RCAK-23E004-9747

 


Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23E004-2807.PDF 214.238KB

RCLRPT-23E004-2807

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-23E004-6238.pdf 204.892KB

RCONL-23E004-6238

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23E004&docType=RCL

 


 

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