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Does Laser Scanning Extend Your Helmet’s Lifespan?

Jul 10, 2024

Learn why laser scanning does not extend the 5-7 year lifespan of your helmet and get expert advice on maintaining safety.

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Curious if laser scanning your helmet extends its recommended 5-year lifespan? Here’s the truth:


In short? No.


Each helmet is uniquely designed and constructed by various manufacturers, subjected to different environmental and non-environmental conditions that influence its natural aging process. Most helmet manufacturers specify a lifespan of 5 to 7 years from the date of purchase or manufacture.


So, if your helmet receives a ‘Pass’ on our Certified Certificate and shows no visible signs of a compromised EPS liner, it’s deemed fit for use at the time of inspection. We recommend re-scanning annually for general use and immediately after any incidents or accidental drops—always adhering to the 5 to 7-year lifespan guideline.


For any extension beyond this timeframe, we strongly advise consulting an authorized technician from the original helmet manufacturer. This ensures your helmet continues to provide optimal protection and meets safety standards.


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