The FIA Motorsport Safety Department and Motorsport Australia have advised the cancellation of three different helmets previously approved under the 8859-2015 Standard due to safety reasons.
The three helmets to be withdrawn with immediate effect are the NINGBO HD POWERSPORTS SAFETY PRODUCTS HD128.F and HD315.F (open face helmet not approved for karting) models, as well as the OMP GP8, a rebranded version of the HD128.F model.
Karting Australia members must note that as these helmets no longer comply with the FIA 8859-2015 standard, they can no longer be used at any Karting Australia event and members should investigate seeking a replacement helmet immediately.
- Click HERE to view an up-to-date list of premium helmets homologated according to the FIA 8859-2015 standard.
- Click HERE to check the validity of any FIA approved Safety Product.
Scrutineers are advised that if a helmet with any of these homologation numbers are presented to you or found to be in use at an event, the Driver and/or their Parent/Legal Guardian must be advised that the helmet is non-compliant and MUST NOT BE USED with immediate effect.
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