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



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.”



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.



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




3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23E004-9747.pdf 645.871KB



Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23E004-2807.PDF 214.238KB



ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-23E004-6238.pdf 204.892KB



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