Bell MX-9 adventure helmet

Bell helmet recalled for missing label

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The Bell MX-9 Adventure DLX helmet has been recalled simply because the European certification label is missing from the chin strap.

Under Australia rules, helmets must have an ECE22.05 label on the inside of the helmet.

You can actually remove the compliance sticker from the outside of the helmet, but it must still have a compliance label stitched into the inside of the helmet.

Missing label

E1 helmet compliance label
A Euro helmet compliance label

However, the label is missing from the Bell MX-9 Adventure DLX helmet, but only those fitted with the Transition Lens and sold between 19 May 2019 and 29 June 2020.

The official notice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has not yet been listed on their website.

However, TeamMoto and Motorcycle Accessories Supermarket have already alerted customers on their email data bases to return the helmet for a full refund or a replacement/swap using the original purchase price as credit.

Customers are warned not to dispose of the helmet.

Helmet recalls

While there are dozens of motorcycle recalls each year, helmet recalls are rare.

The last was an O’Neal helmet last year for a failed Fidlock clasp.

O'Neal 3 Series Hybrid Fidlock Helmet Buckle
O’Neal 3 Series Hybrid Fidlock Helmet

We have to go back to 2013 for the previous recall when four cheap Chinese helmets were recalled.

The only other helmet recall by the ACCC was all the way back in 1978.

Most recalls are issued voluntarily and posted online by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Even though motorcycle, helmet and accessory manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the product may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle-related recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike, helmet or motorcycle product that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle or product has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

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