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Bicycle helmets

Bicycle helmets

Bicycle helmets are specialist head protection designed to reduce the likelihood of injury to a cyclist in the event of an accident.

A bicycle helmet is designed to offer protection to the cyclist’s head during impact. It features a:

  • shell
  • liner
  • retention strap fitted along the lower jaw area. 

Cyclists may suffer death or serious injury in the event of an accident if the bicycle helmet they are wearing is :

  • unsafe and does not adequately protect their head  
  • not correctly fitted to their head.

To minimise these risks, there is a mandatory standard for this product.

Mandatory Standards

Mandatory Standards

The mandatory standard for bicycle helmets covers design, construction and safety marking requirements for bicycle helmets.
Recalls

Recalls

Check www.recalls.gov.au for any recalls related to this page.

Alerts

Be careful when buying online - check your purchases meet mandatory Australian requirements...

Tips

There are various tips to consider when choosing and using bicycle helmets. Follow these tips to keep you and your children safe.

Injury case studies

Date commenced: 25th August 2010
Children can die from wearing bicycle helmets while they're not cycling.

Statistics

Cyclist deaths

  • 26 to 46 cyclists died on Australian roads each year between 2000 and 2005
  • 665 cyclists died in road accidents across Australia from 1991 to 2005
  • 40 to 80 cyclists died in Australia each year from 1990 to 1999

Studies suggest that bicycle riders wearing helmets suffer lower rates of death than those not wearing helmets. 

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