The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling18,419 motorcycle helmets manufactured by Chinex Apparel, Inc. and sold in the U.S. by Hot Leather / Good Sports as model numbers NH30, NH31, NH32,NH53, NH54, NH55 and NH56.
The agency is warning owners of these helmets that they could be seriously injured or killed because reduced head protection.
The helmets do not comply with safety standards related to shell penetration and impact attenuation, according to NHTSA. Helmet owners can contact NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.
The recall is scheduled to begin in October.