Rocky Mountain News

Rocky Mountain News

It looks like skiers are beginning to get the message about the benefits of helmets. According to a story in the Rocky Mountain News, Jan. 28, manufacturers are reporting a 31.8% increase in sales last season. CPSC says that in 1998, more than 16,000 head injuries occurred to skiers and snowboarders. Helmet use can prevent at least 7,000 head injuries each year, CPSC says.

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