Helmets should be worn when participating in any sport or activity that involves the risk of a head injury and is mandatory in some sports, such as snowmobiling and skiing. Consider the following when deciding whether your child should be wearing a helmet for any activity:
Many ski hills will not allow anyone to enter a terrain park without a helmet, adults included.
We are all aware of the need to wear a helmet when riding a bike and some winter activities present just as much, if not more, of a risk of head injury.
Children are at the greatest risk of a severe head injury from skiing or snowboarding.
Children today are more accustomed to wearing helmets for many activities, like biking, in-line skating, hockey.
Studies have shown that helmets can prevent or reduce the severity of head injuries during skiing and snowboarding, as well as other winter activities.
Wearing a helmet can save your life.
HELMET SAFETY TIPS:
Wear helmets that are specifically designed for the activity you are participating in.
Helmets should be comfortable and well fitting, with straps snug to prevent movement of the helmet. When purchasing helmets, have them fitted.
Helmets that have been involved in an accident or fall, are cracked or old should be replaced.
Recalls for helmets can also be checked at www.cpsc.gov to ensure that no recall notices for the helmets to be used has been issued.