The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is drawing attention to the recall of motorcycle helmets, because of a defect that could place motorcyclists at risk of injuries in the event of an accident. Approximately 4,600 motorcycle helmets are included in the recall. Tegol Inc. is recalling the helmets, because they possibly fail to conform to federal safety standards. The helmets fail to conform to labeling, impact attenuation and penetration standards.
According to the company, a motorcyclist who is wearing one of these helmets is not adequately protected in the event of an accident. The company is asking motorcyclists who own these helmets that are included in the recall, to get in touch with the company for more information about the replacement or a full refund. The company has not yet decided what kind of remedy schedule it will offer customers.
California motorcycle accident lawyers believe that the only thing worse than a motorcyclist not wearing a helmet, is a motorcyclist wearing a helmet that is not in compliance with standards set by the Department Of Transportation. Since the helmet is probably the only thing protecting a motorcyclist from serious or fatal head injuries in the event of an accident, it is important that this safety device be well-designed and safely manufactured.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has conducted sufficient research which shows that helmeted motorcyclists have a much lower risk of suffering fatal injuries in an accident, compared to those who are not wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Further, helmeted motorcyclists have much lower medical expenses and lower hospital stays, compared to motorcyclists who are not helmeted at the time of the accident.
Helmets must be compliant with the standards of the Department of Transportation. Avoid buying fancy or novelty helmets that may look smart, but offer no protection against injuries.
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