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Snowboard and Ski Helmets
ASTM F2040 is the recognized standard for winter sports that are non-motorized like skiing or snowboarding. Helmets covered under this standard must meet all requirements as specified by ASTM including retention system, roll-off system, and impact test.
Ski and snowboard helmets have no technical differences but can be marketed accorded to specific sports after safety testing.
While testing is voluntary, many retailers will only sell products that meet this standard.
Standards for snowmobile helmets fall under similar standards as motorcycle helmets. At minimum, a snowmobile helmet should carry a DOT standard. However, snowmobile helmets can also be certified under SNELL and ECE.
Some wearers may choose to wear helmets for sports such as sledding or ice-skating, however there are not currently regulations for such sports. We still recommend that manufacturers test the viability of their products to ensure consumer safety.
Helmets are also worn for indoor ice sports such as hockey. Helmets for ice hockey are based on HECC ratings.
Our team can help you to determine the most efficient test for your products before going to market.
A note about alternative markets
The above requirements for winter sport helmets refer to requirements and testing in the United States. If your intended market is elsewhere, you may be subject to other testing and certifications.
ACT-LAB is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory that conducts consumer product safety and compliance testing for an active world. We can help ensure that your products both meet industry standards and are inspected to ensure the utmost quality.
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