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Post Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:16 pm
Pa Site Admin

Posts: 5547
Location: Ohio USA

I'm not into helmets much but thought this might be of interest to those who are. Pa

Motorcycle riders please read and comply,

In a March 26, 2010 Settlement Agreement and Consent Order between Advanced
Carbon Composites and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), agreed that all models and sizes of its EXT-001, EXT-002 and
EXT-003 Half Shell Motorcycle Helmets, regardless of date manufactured, fail
to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 218, 49
C.F.R. § 571.218.

These light helmets have become fairly popular over the past few years with
military personnel. The helmets do not meet "DOT" standards and our riders
should not be wearing them. The fact that they have been sold as "DOT"
helmets for at least the past four or five years (with military discounts),
only to find out now that these helmets didn't pass NHTSA's selective
verification testing is very disturbing. A significant number of riders
have been at greater risk all this time due to effectively false claims by
the manufacturer, that, otherwise, they would not have been authorized to

Please click on link below. The NHTSA is offering a full refund for these

Post Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:00 am

Posts: 2677
Location: Los Angeles, CA
My helmet is over 30 years old and not DOT approved. Cops have better things to do than look for a sticker while yer riding down the road. I haven't even been questioned about it while being given a speeding ticket. :(

Post Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:09 pm
Pa Site Admin

Posts: 5547
Location: Ohio USA

Assuming though.....someone has already been seriously injured or even lost their life over one of these helmets ?

Post Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:51 pm

Posts: 31
Location: El Paso, Texas
Ahhh Poop!

I have one of these helmets and love it.
Although I now live in Texas I spent most of my life in NJ where helmets are mandatory.
During 2 crashes my helmets saved me from major head trauma so even though TX doesn't require them I always wear one.
This one is light and feels great but I guess I'll jump on the wagon and send it back.

Thanks for posting this Pa !

'54 KHK since 8/70
'76 XLCH since 4/85
'97 Valkyrie since 10/96

Post Sun May 30, 2010 12:29 am

Posts: 1538
They should give a refund then $$

My lid has some age to it also...It's a knock-off of the 50's style "pudding bowl" lids..

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