As of midnight 12 Dec 2010, new Australian and New Zealand standards for helmets have come into effect.
The mandatory standard for bicycle helmets requires bicycle helmets supplied to the Australian public must be marked with the new Australian Standard AS/NZS 2063:2008 decal, to show compliance with the new safety standards.
Because of this new, revised standard, any helmets marked AS/NZS 2063:1996—will no longer be acceptable. If a shop tries to sell you a helmet with this outdated standard, they will be in violation of the law!
The bicycle helmet must:
Comply with all mandated performance requirements of AS/NZS 2063:2008
Be accompanied with the following instructions:
If helmet shows signs of damage, destroy and replace it.
If helmet receives a severe blow, even if apparently undamaged, destroy and replace it.
Be accompanied by the following instructions in accordance with AS/NZS 2063:2008:
"This helmet should not be used by children while climbing or doing other activities where there is a risk of hanging or strangulation if the child gets trapped whilst wearing the helmet."
A bicycle helmet is designed to offer protection to the cyclist’s head during impact. It features a:
- retention strap fitted along the lower jaw area
All helmets sold by Cell Bikes comply with the AS/NZS 2063:2008 standard.