Consumer product recall

KBC Harley-Davidson Hybrid Classic Cruiser Half Motorcycle Helmets

Starting date:
June 28, 2013
Posting date:
June 28, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

KBC Harley-Davidson Hybrid Classic Cruiser Half Motorcycle Helmets

Product description

This recall involves the Harley-Davidson Hybrid Classic Cruiser Half motorcycle helmet, part numbers are 98336-09VM/000L, 98336-09VM/002L and 98336-09VM/022L. The helmets come in black with black interior padding. The helmet covers the top of the head and ends over the ears. It has a small visor and a Harley-Davidson logo on both sides above the ear. The affected products were manufactured in March 2011.

The recalled helmets were sold in Large, X-Large and 2X-Large can be identified by the GM code GM00032205 or have a manufactured date label of XX Mar 2011, located on the helmet’s interior shell under the snap-in liner.

Hazard identified

KBC America, Inc. was advised by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States that four Harley-Davidson Hybrid C/C Half Motorcycle Helmets, size Large, were tested as part of their Motorcycle Helmet Compliance Program. It was determined that one helmet (“Helmet A”) was non-compliant with S5.2 of the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 218, one helmet (“Helmet B”) was non-compliance with S5.1 of FMVSS 218, and one helmet (“Helmet C”) was non-compliant with S5.1 and S5.2 of FMVSS 218. By wearing a non-compliant helmet, the user may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Neither Health Canada nor Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this helmet.

Number sold

Of the total shipments of Large, XL and 2XL, a total of 270 helmets were imported into Canada and were sold at authorized Harley-Davidson retailers across Canada, with the approximate number of affected helmets being 31.

Time period sold

The affected helmets were sold from March 2011 to May 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Korea.



KBC American





Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada




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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the affected helmets immediately and contact their local authorized Harley-Davidson retailer for a replacement of their affected helmet.

For more information, consumers may contact their local authorized Harley-Davidson retailer. For retail locations, please consult the firm's website.