The interwebs are abuzz with the recent news surrounding Samshield helmet recalls. The first thing that I saw was posted by Equestrian Empire… Which is mostly ignorant garbage in my opinion hence no link.
The real issue in my eyes is not that Samshield specifically has issued a recall on a set production of helmets (in France) but rather that there are different standards for the safety of our noggins and that it varies largely by country – with the US having less strict standards. Official statement here. It is actually really difficult as a consumer to understand the differences in various ratings.
Finding detailed information on each is even more challenging. It almost feels like they make it just difficult enough that most of us will assume that our helmets are safe. I personally would really like for there to be more transparency on the testing that our helmets endure. It would also be nice if we could see some kind of research comparing the different rated helmets to each other?
If I am just bad at the internet please feel free to educate me… If you guys have found more information I would also be really interested to read it.
Are the rest of you also questioning any of the things that I mentioned above?