CPSC - 16 CFR PART 1203
SAFETY STANDARD FOR BICYCLE HELMETS
|Publication Date:||1 January 2015|
Scope, general requirements, and effective date.
(a) Scope. The standard in this subpart describes test methods and defines minimum performance criteria for all bicycle helmets, as defined in § 1203.4(b).
(b) General requirements-(1) Projections. All projections on bicycle helmets must meet the construction requirements of § 1203.5.
(2) Labeling and instructions. All bicycle helmets must have the labeling and instructions required by § 1203.6.
(3) Performance tests. All bicycle helmets must be capable of meeting the peripheral vision, positional stability, dynamic strength of retention system, and impact-attenuation tests described in §§ 1203.7 through 1203.17.
(4) Units. The values stated in International System of Units (''SI'') measurements are the standard. The inchpound values stated in parentheses are for information only.
(c) Effective date. The standard shall become effective March 10, 1999 and shall apply to all bicycle helmets manufactured after that date. Bicycle helmets manufactured from March 17, 1995 through March 10, 1999, inclusive, are subject to the requirements of Subpart D, rather than this subpart A.
Purpose and basis.
The purpose and basis of this standard is to reduce the likelihood of serious injury and death to bicyclists resulting from impacts to the head, pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 6001-6006.