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February 21, 2003

AFX Has Recalled all years of the FX-3 Motorcycle Helmet

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Make : AFX Model : FX-3 Build Dates : All Years

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03E006000 Recall Date : JAN 29, 2003

Component: EQUIPMENT:MOTORCYCLE:HELMETS

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 30478

Summary:
MODEL FX-3 MOTORCYCLE HELMETS MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO APRIL 2002. THE MOLDING PROCESS UNIQUE TO THIS MODEL
REQUIRES INJECTION OF THE LINER INTO THE SHELL WHICH LEFT WEAK SPOTS IN THE FRONT OF THE HELMET. THIS DOES
NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 218, "MOTORCYCLE HELMETS."

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE HELMET MAY NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE WEARER FROM SERIOUS INJURY OR POSSIBLE
DEATH.

Remedy:
AFX HAS NOTIFIED ITS DEALERS AND WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED HELMETS WITH A 100% COMPLIANT HELMET FREE OF
CHARGE. NOTIFICATION TO KNOWN CUSTOMERS IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2003. OWNERS WHO DO NOT
RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AFX AT 519-686-6477.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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