How Often Should You Replace Your Helmet?

How often should you replace your cycle helmet?

five to 10 yearsThe government testing body in the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recommends replacing a bicycle helmet every five to 10 years.

The Snell Memorial Foundation, which also certifies helmets for safety, states a firm five years..

Do helmets really expire?

All helmets made after 1974 have a production date stamp on them. If your helmet doesn’t have a stamp, it’s well past its expiration date. Aside from the fact that all helmets lose efficiency over time, older helmets were made with polycarbonate material on the inside.

What is the lifespan of a motorcycle helmet?

five yearsYes, your helmet does have a lifespan, and a fairly short one at that. The industry standard states that the lifespan of a motorcycle helmet is five years. That is as long as you have not cut its life short by an accident or impact to it.

Do cycle helmets degrade?

Due to tiny impact after tiny impact over time, the EPS will gradually lose its volume making it less able to deal with the energy in the unfortunate event of an impact. Of course the more the helmet is used the more it will deteriorate, so one rule for all does not work here, but three years is a good guide.”