Wednesday December 12 2018
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Buying the Right Bicycle Helmet

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Keep your child safe in the neighborhood

Even though we may not have followed the same rules when we were kids, it is imperative that your child wear a properly-fitting helmet whenever riding a bike.

To make sure you buy the right helmet, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Only buy a helmet that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission safety standards. Look for the CPSC sticker inside the helmet – if the sticker is not there, the helmet does not meet the CPSC standards. The standards ensure that the helmet adequately protects the head and that chin straps are strong enough to prevent the helmet from coming off during a fall. The standards also require that helmets for children 5 and under cover more of the head.

2. Let your child pick out his or her helmet. They come in all sorts of colors nowadays and if your child likes the helmet, he or she will be much more likely to wear it.

3. Measure the circumference of your child’s head so you are positive you get the right size – don’t automatically assume your child wears a “child-sized” helmet. Make sure your child tries the helmet on in the store so you are sure you have the right size.

4. It’s time for a new helmet when it starts to get too tight. And always replace a helmet if it is involved in a crash of any kind.

Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission at for more information.

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