August 20, 2010, Newsletter Issue #116: Snell approved helmets meet a voluntary, not a set, standard.

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The Snell Foundation does not solicit motorcycle helmet manufacturers’ to get certified.

They are a non-profit organization that was run by volunteers for the first thirty years. They have been in business for fifty years now and currently do have paid employees but still do their best to fail a helmet when a manufacturer comes to them for certification.

If a helmet fails even one of the rigorous tests it is put through, then the helmet is not certified.

If a helmet passes the rigorous tests than the manufacturer of the helmet enters into a license agreement with the Snell Foundation.

The manufacturer of the helmet agrees to allow the Snell Foundation to randomly sample their helmets from time to time to ensure that the manufacturer of the helmet continues to produce a product that stands up to the Snell Foundations standards.get certified.

The Snell Foundation is a non-profit organization that was run by volunteers for the first thirty years. They have been in business for fifty years now and currently do have paid employees but still do their best to fail a helmet when a manufacturer comes to them for certification.

If a helmet fails even one of the rigorous tests it is put through, then the helmet is not certified.

If a helmet passes the rigorous tests than the manufacturer of the helmet enters into a license agreement with the Snell Foundation.

The manufacturer of the helmet agrees to allow the Snell Foundation to randomly sample their helmets from time to time to ensure that the manufacturer of the helmet continues to produce a product that stands up to the Snell Foundations standards.

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