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1.1 This specification covers performance requirements for helmets used in BMX cycling. Studies have shown higher risk to the head and face for this sport compared to recreational street riding; therefore this specification requires impact protection over a larger area of the head than Specification F 1447 and the CPSC standard. This specification also provides performance criteria for helmets equipped with chin bars.
1.2 All testing and requirements of this specification shall be in accordance with Test Methods F 1446 except where noted herein.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1446 Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear
F1447 Specification for Helmets Used in Recreational Bicycling or Roller Skating
ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment)
UNSPSC Code 46181704(Safety helmets); 42211509(Head or face protective helmets or devices or accessories for the physically challenged)
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ASTM F2032-00, Standard Specification for Helmets Used for BMX Cycling, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.orgBack to Top