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Consumer Products, Services & Safety

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Helmets for use on bicycles and wheeled recreational devices
Product designation: AS/NZS 2063:2020
Abstract: This Standard specifies the design, construction and basic performance requirements of lightweight protective helmets intended to mitigate the adverse effects of a blow to the head. This Standard covers impact energy attenuation, helmet stability, load distribution, strength and effectiveness of the retention system and its attachment points, peripheral vision clearance and marking requirements. This Standard applies to helmets used for recreational activities involving bicycles, and wheeled recreational devices (such as skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, hoverboards and kick-scooters, including those that are power-assisted).This Standard does not cover helmets intended to be used by motorcyclists. The design and construction of motorcycle helmets are covered by AS/NZS 1698 or UNECE R22.05.
History: Originated in Australia as part of AS 2063-1977. Originated in New Zealand as NZS 5439:1986. Previous edition AS/NZS 2063:2008. Third edition 2020.