Hockey helmets fail safety test

May 2015   Comments

Most hockey helmets don’t adequately protect players against concussions, according to a three-year testing program conducted by biomedical engineering professors at Virginia Tech. Researchers tested 32 popular helmets for their ability to cushion the impact of blows to the front, sides and back of the head. Out of five stars, nine helmets rated zero (“not recommended”), 16 rated one star (“marginal”), nine rated two stars (“adequate”) and only one rated three stars (“good”). None earned four or five stars.

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