mjr wrote:Mick F wrote:EN1078/A1/2005E(1)
What does all that mean?
Does it comply?
What happens if I remove the label, can I still take part?
Will they check?
I guess it's a marking showing it's been tested against some 2005 version of the standard - it sucks that these markings don't seem to be easy to decipher, with no good online guides that I found.
Yes, it complies. If you remove the label, it would still comply but I don't see how they'd be able to tell. No, they won't check and that's part of how you can tell that this is a pantomime rather than a useful safety measure.
In reality, does any helmet meet the standard on it's label or in it's product description? As far as I know, only a very few are actually tested .... by the manufacturer. It wouldn't be a surprise, would it, if 99.99% of helmets in the wild actually offered far less protection than even those meagre amounts specified in the standards. After all, manufacturing processes often go awry and plastic (especially polystyrene) deteriorates over time.
What a con they are. No different, really, from snakeoil.