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Mandatory Safety Standards for Helmets Necessary!

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First of all ... our heartfelt condolences to the family of the 16 year old boy who died on Saturday morning from the head injuries he sustained while skiing in the terrain park at Uxbridge. No family should ever have to bury their own child! The teenager's name will not been released until all next of kin are notified. This accident is likely to spur the ongoing debate about the mandatory use of safety helmets. This young man was wearing his helmet yet it was unable to protect him due to the severity of his accident. The critical issue in...

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Helmet Safety Standards

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As reported by the CBC News today, Canadian skiers and snowboarders are increasingly doing the right thing by wearing a helmet for protection as they hit the slopes. But the CBC points out some of these helmets may not meet Canadian safety standards. This is completely unacceptable! Canadian consumers are counting on the industry to regulate standards. The only helmets that should be sold are ones tested and proven to reduce the risk of head injuries. No "ifs" and or "buts"! To read the entire CBCNews article, please check out this link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/11/21/ski-helments-canadian-safety-rules.html    

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