Outlaw Slim-G Series Beanie Helmets RecalledThis may surprise you: a helmet that looks ineffective is being recalled because it may be...

This may surprise you: a helmet that looks ineffective is being recalled because it may be ineffective.

The manufacturer of Tegol helmets is recalling certain Outlaw Slim-G Series skid lids. Helmets with the part number GLD-12-510-511, manufactured from March 30, 2013, to June 5, 2013, are being called in. The affected helmets may not adequately protect the wearer's head in the event of an impact, and an object may penetrate the helmet.

Additionally, these helmets may not be labeled properly. The helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

Helmets that do not properly protect the wearer's head can increase the risk of injury to the wearer in the event of a crash. Missing labeling information reduces the user's possibility of identifying the helmet in the event of a safety recall.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tegol customer service at 1-714-496-9988. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to safercar.gov