WARNING! Fake ICC Stickers on Motorcycle Helmets

The Department of Trade and Industry has warned the public of some motorcycle helmets with FAKE ICC Stickers on it. In its post on their official website, the DTI says  it has discovered the fake ICC stickers on some motorcycle helmet brands that were sold in UNITOP General Merchandise in Dumaguete City.

The said helmets were distributed, according to the DTI’s investigation, by the Double E Trading with address located at #525 Femii Building, A. Soriano Avenue, Intramuros, Manila. Based on the records of the Bureau of Product Standards, Double E Trading has distributed the following brands: BEN 2, KH, NSS, Oscar, Cobra, Pioneer, 2A, and SunStar. The DTI has forewarned the public these brands “may have a fake sticker on it”.

The DTI has proceeded in sealing the motorcycle helmets that have no ICC stickers and those that are with fake stickers on it at the warehouse of UNITOP General Merchandise in Malabon City.

Of the eight brands of helmet listed above that are distributed by Double E Trading, only two–BEN 2 and KH are listed in the latest DTI-Certified Motorcycle Helmets. Check the image below. For inquiries, you may call DTI @ 751-3330; 0917-834-3330.

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LATEST LIST: DTI-Certified Brands of Motorcycle Protective Helmets

The list herein is last updated on September 4, 2012 and is culled from the Department of Trade and Industry official website.

Also, the Department of Trade and Indsutry (DTI) has announced that imported protective helmets without the ICC/BPS stickers but passed the standards in the United States and Europe should be honored by the law enforcement agencies implementing the Motorcycle Helmet Act (RA10054).

DTI Usec Zenaida Maglaya said yesterday (Jan. 3, 2013) that enforcers will honor helmets bearing stickers of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the European Economic Community (EEC) even without the ICC/BPS sticker.

Maglaya said they will instruct enforcers to honor the helmets with DOT and EEC stickers since these are presumed compliant to the safety standards.

Several motorcycle owners who owned an imported helmet without the ICC/BPS stickers lamented why the brand of their helmets are not in the list even if it passed the standards in the U.S. and in Europe while there are cheaper helmets from China that are included in the list.

Maglaya made a clarification yesterday during a media interview.

For more info about the motorcycle helmet, read the following articles in my blogs:

DTI Implements Family Name and Number Coding on Motorcycle Helmet Registration

DTI Implements Family Name and Number Coding on Motorcycle Helmet Registration

DTI Usec Zenaida Maglaya has announced that beginning this month motorcycle owners in Metro Manila can secure their ICC stickers for their helmet according to their family names and motorcycle license plate number. This is implemented by DTI to avoid “last-minute” registration.

However, the coding is optional in the provinces.The registration is only up to November while the month of December is by appointment for corporations and groups.

Here is the schedule according to the first letter of the family name of the motorcycle owners and the ending number of the license plate:

September : A to F
October     : G to O
November  : P to Z
December  : for corporation and groups

Monday : 1, 2
Tuesday: 3,4
Wednesday : 5,6
Thursday : 7,8
Friday : 9, 0

Click the link above for more of this announcement from the DTI.

UPDATED List of Approved Motorcycle Protective Helmet

UPDATED List of Approved Motorcycle Protective Helmet

This list has just been updated by the Department of Trade and Industry as of June 30, 2012.

Motorcycle owners who wish to secure the ICC/PS Stickers for their old/already purchased helmet may visit the DTI office in Central Visayas with the following requirements:

  • Helmet should be in good condition–no cracks and breaks and has chin strap
  • Helmet should not be more than 5 years old
  • The Helmet should show a brand in it and the brand must be in the approved list
  • Photocopy of Identification Card
  • P100 for the processing fee and P1.25 for the sticker fee

The prescription to wear the standard motorcycle helmet shall be strictly enforced effective August 1, 2012 as mandated by the Motorcycle Helmet Act (RA10054).

UPDATE1 !!!!

DTI Usec Zenaida Maglaya said yesterday (Jan. 3, 2013) that enforcers will honor helmets bearing stickers of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the European Economic Community (EEC) even without the ICC/BPS sticker.

Maglaya said they will instruct enforcers to honor the helmets with DOT and EEC stickers since these are presumed compliant to the safety standards.

Several motorcycle owners who owned an imported helmet without the ICC/BPS stickers lamented why the brand of their helmets are not in the list even if it passed the standards in the U.S. and in Europe while there are cheaper helmets from China that are included in the list.

Maglaya made a clarification yesterday during a media interview.

UPDATE2 !!!!

Check here the Latest List of DTI-Certified Brands of Motorcycle Protective Helmet.

UPDATE 3!!!

List of Certified Brands of Motorcycle Helmets (As of Feb. 2013)

For more info about the motorcycle helmet, read the following articles in my blogs:

Motorcycle Helmet Processing & Issuance of ICC Sticker @ the “Halad sa Kapamilya”

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) shall process and issue the ICC stickers for motorcycle helmets during the ABS-CBN “Halad sa Kapamilya” this Saturday, June 30 at the Cebu Normal University.

According to DTI Central Visayas Regional Director Asteria Caberte, their office will be in full-force for the activity to accommodate a big number of motorcycle rider-applicants.

Bring your helmet for inspection and the processing fee (P100) plus sticker fee (P1.25).

The “Halad sa Kapamilya” is an annual event of services by the local station of ABS-CBN Corporation–DyAB1512in Cebu, Philipppines. It will start with a mass at 6am at the venue.