Friday, July 29, 2011

Bicycle Helmets: When to replace?

Via FaceBook, bike blogger Jillian sends this link from the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute for when to replace your helmet.  It's a lot more detailed, but here's the bullet list:


  • Did you crash it? Replace immediately.

  • Did you drop it hard enough to crack the foam? Replace.

  • Is it from the 1970's? Replace.

  • Is the outside just foam or cloth instead of plastic? Replace.

  • Does it lack a CPSC, ASTM or Snell sticker inside? Replace.

  • Can you not adjust it to fit correctly? Replace!! 

  •  I need a new helmet.
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