Trading Standards officers have issued a warning to anyone who has bought a Jiekai JK 100 or JK 1000 crash helmet. A small number of the helmets were seized from a supplier in Peterborough, but Trading Standards are worried the helmets may have been sold elsewhere.
Some of the helmets tested failed to meet impact and energy absorption requirements and the chin strap could be pulled apart by hand. The helmets also feature a chin cup, which is prohibited under European safety standards.
The helmets are labelled JK 100 on the packaging and JK 1000 on the helmet, with an additional label on the back bearing the numbers GB811-1998.
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Officers could not comment on the safety of other Jiekai helmets, but urged bikers who believe they may have one of the helmets to stop wearing it immediately and to check with their supplier.