Adventure Motorcycle Magazine Subscribe Now

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1 Helmets that ‘increase chance of death’ seized - UK 
    foreign China moto dude bikerdoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Zhejiang PRC, OZ, NZ

    Unsafe helmets seized by Peterborough Trading Standards
    2014- March, 20.

    of helmets which were on sale in Peterborough, UK have been seized by Trading Standards for being unfit for purpose.

    Bikers who have purchased a Chinese Jiekai helmet, model JK 100 or JK 1000, are urged to stop using it immediately and return it to their supplier.

    Tests on some of the recovered helmets found they failed impact tests, failed to absorb energy and therefore give proper protection to the wearer, and the chin straps could be pulled apart by hand.
    Peter Stonely, Principal Trading Standards Officer, said: ‘As someone who does ride a motorcycle I am shocked by these results.

    ‘They failed impact tests, being destroyed within two impacts, rather the full five it should take.
    ‘This would give a rider almost no protection in a crash, increasing the chance of brain injury or death.
    ‘Wearing them would give the rider a sense of safety, which the helmet would not back up.
    ‘You may as well not wear a helmet, they are that dangerous.’

    'If in doubt, do not use these helmets, they will not meet the legal standards, so you are breaking the law by wearing them and they put you at real risk of unnecessary injury in the event of an accident.'

    Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
    - Pablo Picasso
    Reply With Quote  

  2. #2 Re: Helmets that ‘increase chance of death’ seized - UK 
    Danger, Will Robinson! Lao Jia Hou's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Wow, interesting stuff.
    Reply With Quote  

  3. #3 Re: Helmets that ‘increase chance of death’ seized - UK 
    Senior C-Moto Guru humanbeing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Reply With Quote  

Similar Threads

  1. Death penalty in Shanghai?
    By Lao Jia Hou in forum Street
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-17-2012, 01:16 PM
  2. superbyke rmr increase fuel
    By goodst4r in forum Modifications (Cosmetic and Performance)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-11-2011, 04:51 AM
  3. Any Chance at an internship?
    By benlaowai in forum Welcome to MCM!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-20-2010, 06:56 AM
  4. Your chance to go to China!
    By tokyokid in forum Bike Market - Classifieds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-18-2009, 09:56 PM
  5. Death of David Stock...
    By CrazyCarl in forum Ride Reports and Meetings
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-24-2008, 01:42 AM
Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts