For a cycle helmet to be able to be sold in Europe, it needs to be CE marked, certifying that the helmet complies with the requirements laid down in the EU’s Personal Protective Equipment Directive. SP (Technical Research Institute of Sweden) performed our CE testing including the following CE certification. SP is a Swedish registered body with the right to certify products for the European CE marking.
All types of helmet have to provide protection for the head in the form of shock absorption and force distribution in an accident. Good performance in accidents and lifetime in normal use are basic criteria for CE marking. The helmet must also be designed so as to cause no unnecessary risks, i.e. there must be no sharp edges, etc. which could injure the wearer. The environmental tolerance criteria for helmets dictate that they must be able to withstand moisture and work in heat and cold and when subjected to the sun’s ultraviolet light. The helmet must also feel comfortable.