Saturday, August 15

Buy only Sirim approved motorcycle helmets, public told


Al Redzamani shows a Sirim-approved helmet during the press conference.

KAPIT: Motorcycle riders and their passengers are reminded to ensure their crash helmets are Sirim-certified so as not to put their lives at risk in the event of a road accident.

Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Kapit enforcement head Al Redzamani Abdul Razak said recent checks carried out by his team had found several premises here selling non-Sirim-approved helmets.

“Statistics have shown that many helmets without the approval of Sirim contribute to road deaths
each year.

“The public is advised to ensure that the helmets they purchase comply with the safety standards enforced by the ministry,” he said in a press conference here Tuesday.

According to Al Redzamani, the recent raids by his team centred on business premises selling crash helmets in Kapit town, with nine children’s helmets worth RM342 seized after they were found to be non-Sirim-certified.

“Users can lodge complaints on such helmets through the ministry’s hotline at 1-800-886800,, or WhatsApp on 019-2794317,” he said.