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#1 of 3 Old 06-10-2012, 08:14 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My 10 year old son fell off his bike on Friday afternoon, breaking his wrist and scratching up his face pretty badly. Thank G-d he was wearing his helmet- he was treated and released from the ER after a few hours, rather than having to stay overnight for observation.

 

We just bought him a new helmet about 2 weeks ago. I inspected it today, and saw that it's dented in a very small spot near the front. The helmet should be replaced now, right?


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Correct (in fact, even if you didn't see any damage.)

 

Bike helmets, like car seats are designed for one use only, and should be replaced after impact.


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Agreed!  I hope your son feels better soon.  We have had our share of bike mishaps :-)

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