Snell Memorial Foundation purchases and tests samples of helmets from the marketplace in an effort to continuously monitor the quality of helmets being sold to the public.
The Foundation, based in North Highlands, Calif., maintains a listing of all helmets that have met certification to Snell standards.
Only helmets which passed Snell testing may contain a Snell serialized label. The latest list, supplied below, was released in October.
Snell says its standards significantly surpass those set by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) and the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Helmets meeting Snell standards are sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), the Federation International Motorcyclists (FIM), American Power Boat Association (APBA), the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), and the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA).
For more information, including Snell scientific research and a description of manufacturing technology, visit www.smf.org.
Here are the helmets certified by Snell:
AGV SpA: 00F3
Allpro: N-315, N-318, N-713, N-716, N-912 and N-916
Alltop: N-315, N-318, N-713, N-716, N-915 and N-916
Arai Helmet, Ltd.: Astral-X, Astro-TR, Classic-LE2, Classic/c, Condor, Corsair, GP-5X, Omni-J, Quantum-2, Rapide-Ov, Rapide-SR, RX-7 Corsair, Signet-II, SZ-F, SZ-Ram 3, SZ/c, SZ/m, Viper - GT and XD.
ARC: Corona, MX 220
Arctic Cat: ST-1525, ST-1525 (Carbon)
Beijing Rodia Fiberglass Manufactures Co., Ltd.: RZ-2 M, RZ560
Bell Power Sports: Moto Jr., SC, ST-1521
Bell Racing Company: Racestar 5
Bell Sports, Inc.: Moto 8, P150, SC-X and Sprint
Cyber: US-40, US-72, US-95, US-96, UX-22, UX-23 and UX-27
Fly: FL-606, FLY LITE
Fox Racing: V3 Pilot
Fulmer: AF-S1, AF-SX, ST-1508 and ST-501
GMax: GM26X, GM28X, GM56X and GM58X
Harley Davidson: FXRG, Road Classic
HJC Corporation: AC-11, AC-11 Carbon, AC-11J, AC-11J Carbon, AC-11N, AC-12, AC-12 Carbon, AC-3, AC-X3, AC-X3 Carbon, CL-15, CL-31, CL-SP, CL-X5, CS-5, FG-12, Force, Force Carbon, FXRG and HQ-1
Icon: Alliance SS, Domain and Mainframe
J-Tech Corporation: Alliance SS, Mainframe, XF-705 and XP-904
Jiangmen Pengcheng Helmets Ltd.: FF-332-1, FF337 and MX418
KBC Corp.: Force, Kombat, LE-6, Moto-X6, MX-1, Optimal II, Super-X06, TK-102S, Tour Com, Tracer Pro, VR-2 and VR-3
M2R: GP1, MR11, Rev X2 and SX PRO
Nikko: N-315, N-318, N-713, N-716, N-912, N-915 and N-916
O’Neal: ASX, Moto XXX, Titan and WF-548
Scorpion: EXO, EXO-200
Shanghai Tung Kuang I Light Ind. Co., Ltd.: AP-76, AP-79, AP-87, AP-89, AP-96, AP-98 and AP-99
Shoei Co., Ltd.: J-Wing, RF-1000, TZ-R, V-MOTO, VFX-DT, X-9, X-Eleven and XR-1000
Shunde Fengxing Helmets Ltd.: FF312-5, FF361-1 and OF519
Simpson: G53 MX, J-1
Simpson Helmets: Avenger, SPS and Street Warrior
Strategic Sports Ltd.: ST-1100, ST-1112, ST-1508, ST-1516, ST-1519, ST-1521, ST-1522, ST-1525 and ST-1525 (Carbon)
Tong Ho Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.: TS-10, TS-302, TS-40, TS-51, TS-60, TX-10, TX-21, TX-30 and TX-51
Troy Lee Designs: Speed Equipment
VR1: 770 Holeshot, Knoxville
Wombat Trading Inc.: OX350
Woo-In Industry: FX-1, SC-X
Xpeed: XF-705, XF-904, XP-503 and XP-904
Zamp Helmets: FC-2L, FS-1, JS-1 and RZ-10
Zhu Hai Safety Helmet Manufacture Co.Ltd.: P150 psb
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