AGV Tourmodular Helmet Recall [2022 Chinstrap Issue]


On February 13, 2024, the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) introduced the recall of two,142 AGV Tourmodular helmets. In line with the NHTSA Security Recall Report, NHTSA Recall #24E-014, the ratchet-style chin strap buckle could fail to interact accurately on a few of these helmets, creating the potential for the helmet to return off in a crash. We reviewed the AGV Tourmodular helmet final September. The recall treatment requires Dainese, which owns AGV, to inform distributors, sellers, and purchasers of the helmet by April 12, 2024. Dainese will treatment the buckle operate by making use of lubricant to the affected subcomponents at no cost.

AGV Tourmodular Helmet Review by Gary Ilminen

In line with the report, the affected AGV Tourmodular helmets have been produced from February 1 to December 31, 2022. The buckle could fail to interact on the affected helmets as a result of subcomponents within the buckle weren’t manufactured to the right specs, inflicting the ratchet to not interact routinely in some instances.

For helmets manufactured from January to July 2023, the producer utilized a lubricant to the buckle to stop the binding which will consequence within the buckle failing to latch, and carried out 100% inspection of the affected subcomponent.

The instance in our evaluate was manufactured in January 2023. The buckle has at all times locked correctly with audible clicks because the ratchet engages every of the raised enamel on the metallic slide. The helmet was additionally shipped with a small bottle of silicone lubricant. We at all times affirm a safe closure with a agency tug on the chin strap earlier than driving.

The producer grew to become conscious of the issue in December 2022 when a buyer despatched in a buckle that may not latch routinely, however would lock when the purple latch lever was manually engaged. In January 2023, helmets with the buckle and stock of buckles have been checked for compliance with specs. In June 2023, shipments of the AGV helmets that could possibly be concerned and required extra conformance testing have been stopped earlier than additional tons could possibly be launched.

No accidents associated to the AGV Tourmodular buckle problem have been reported.



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