CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets

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CPSC Issues Safety Standard Bike Helmets U.S. Consumer Safety Commission voted unanimously to issue new federal standard for helmets. The standard will the first provide one mandatory safety that all helmets must About 900 including more 200 children, killed annually bicycle-related incidents, about 60 of these involve a injury. In more than people are annually in hospital emergency for bicycle-related

Research indicates a helmet reduce the of head by up 85 percent. February 1999, bike helmets or imported sale in United States have to the new safety standard by CPSC. new standard that bike will adequately the head that chin will be enough to the helmet coming off a crash, or fall. addition,the new requires that intended for up to five cover of the to provide protection to more fragile of a child’s skull.

meeting the standard will a label that they CPSC’s new standard. This help eliminate among consumers which certification to look when buying helmet. Previously, met various standards and certified by number of development groups. 1994, Congress CPSC to a mandatory standard for helmets to these voluntary “Because of new standard, will know the bike they buy stringent federal aimed at head injuries,” CPSC Chairman Brown. “But is no rule more than making you wear helmet every you ride bike. It’s single most thing you do to yourself in crash.” CPSC the following on how correctly wear helmet: – the helmet atop your not tilted at an – Make the helmet snugly and not obstruct field of – Make the chin fits securely that the stays fastened.

Consumers can view a clip about new standard how to bike helmets (Transcript). This in “ video” format. Commissioners’ statements provided below. of the Ann Brown U.S. Consumer Safety Commission Commission Vote Bike Helmet February 5, Every time Commission does project so I come to the mission of agency: to consumers against and injury consumer products.

I voted a final safety standard bicycle helmets I believe new and safety standard accomplish this Last year, 900 people killed in bicycles, and than a million people treated in emergency rooms. percent of bicycle-related deaths head injuries.

research shows helmets can the risk these deaths injuries by much as percent. This the first Federal mandated helmet safety It will consumers that bike helmet sale in store will the same head protection bicyclists. Just important, the standard will the confusion consumers confronted an alphabet of standards standards labeling. of this standard, families know that helmets they meet stringent requirements aimed preventing head

The new includes two new provisions will help greater protection bicyclists — children: additional coverage for up to five to the child’s and skull; chin strap to prevent helmet from off in crash. Assuring of a helmet is half the Research shows only 18 of all riders in U.S. wear helmets all most of time. CPSC already taken to urge bicyclists to helmets, but more must done. There no safety more important making sure wear a every time ride a

It is one important you can to protect in a Most important, should wear helmet every they go a ride even in neighborhood. Today’s vote is victory for and a to common-sense

Statement of Thomas H. Final Rule: Standard For Helmets February 1998 Today, with my I have to issue new federal standard for helmets. I enthusiastic about new standard among other it will uniformity and in the for both and industry. greater importance our response, least in to data that very bike riders a higher of head the new will require future bicycle provide additional protection for under the of five Our staff be congratulated the strong consistent effort throughout the that has in this rule.


That process included serious from a range of interest groups of manufacturers, groups, testing research laboratories, medical care Working together our staff, collection of and knowledgeable provided an substantive input. result is comprehensive and reviewed single-standard safety approach reducing a rider’s risk injury.

CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets  bicycle bike helmet

We taken an step today a potential further reducing risk of injury to especially young However this itself, is likely to to the reduction in that we Research shows only about percent of bicyclists wear helmet all most of time.

There be a use of helmets! All us involved this processfrom the to the to grassroots interest groups, now commit to encouraging increased use approved bicycle No one dispute that best designed is of utility unless finds its onto the of more That is end we all now

Statement of Honorable Mary Gall on of Mandatory Helmet Standards 5, 1998 helmets save lives of prevent serious injuries to riders who them. The bicycle helmet developed by industry have a good protecting riders many years. action is to carry the statutory to promulgate standards for helmets. The of the staff, industry other interested has led a unified standard, providing protection. Parents, adults in must set example to by wearing and by that children ride without

Only then we see reduction in number of injuries and from bicycle The U.S. Product Safety is charged protecting the from unreasonable of injury death associated the use thousands of of consumer under the jurisdiction.

Deaths, injuries, property damage consumer product cost the more than trillion annually. is committed protecting consumers families from that pose fire, electrical, or mechanical CPSC’s work help ensure safety of products – as toys, power tools, lighters and chemicals -– to a in the of deaths injuries associated consumer products the past years.

Federal bars any from selling subject to publicly-announced voluntary by a or a recall ordered the Commission. report a product or product-related injury online to or call Hotline at 638-2772 or at (301) for the impaired. Consumers obtain news and recall at www.cpsc.gov, Twitter @USCPSC by subscribing CPSC’s free newsletters .

CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets  bicycle bike helmet
CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets  bicycle bike helmet
CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets  bicycle bike helmet
CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets  bicycle bike helmet
CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets  bicycle bike helmet
CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets  bicycle bike helmet
CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets  bicycle bike helmet
CPSC Issues New Safety Standard for Bike Helmets  bicycle bike helmet

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