October 17, 2007
The Quarterly Newsletter of the Snell Memorial Foundation
In This Issue
The final draft of the Foundation�s M2010 is available for review. The standard and an explanatory cover document are posted on the Foundation�s web site. The standard should be available in booklet form shortly.
The first drafts of M2010 were sent out last February 1 and a second draft went out July 31. Those who have not reviewed these earlier drafts may be in for some surprises. Since the Foundation proposes to introduce the M2010 program a year early, please review this standard as soon as possible.
Snell SA2010 and K2010 will follow much the same provisions so all who are interested in these standards are urged to review the M2010 Standard to anticipate the changes in store.
The transition from the 2005 standards to M, SA and K 2010 will be more difficult than in previous standards revisions. In general, certification to the new standard will not assure that the same model also meets the requirements of the previous standard. Furthermore, many of the 2005 certified models will require extensive modification to meet Snell 2010 standards. For these reasons, the Foundation proposes a longer transition period. M2010, SA2010 and K2010 will begin a year early. The first units may be offered for sale as early as October 1, 2009. And M2005, SA2005 and K2005 will continue for a year longer than usual. Manufacturers will not be required to stop production of these helmets until March 31, 2012.
Certification Testing starts 03/01/2008
2010 Labels Available 07/01/2009
First 2010 Helmets Available 10/01/2009
Certification Testing ends 06/30/2011
2005 Labels last available 06/30/2011
2005 Production ends 03/31/2012
The changes proposed for Snell 2010 standards are in response to recent anthropometric measurements of the human head. Although the new requirements are expected to force a redesign of current headgear, particularly in the smaller sizes, Snell M2010 helmets may also be able to meet the European demands in ECE 22-05. For the first time in many years, manufacturers may be able to build the same helmets for distribution throughout Europe and North America. The newest M2010 draft has been posted on the Snell web site: www.smf.org. M2010 changes
The fees for testing and for M, SA and K certification labels will increase as of the new year, January 1, 2008.
|M2005 Certification Test||$1040.00|
|SA2005/K2005 Certification Test||$1260.00|
|B-90A&C B-95A&C ,N-94 Certification Test||$830.00|
|E2001, S-98, RS-98 Certification||$910.00|
|Random Sample Test||$135.00|
|Random Sample Follow up Test||$275.00|
|Standard||Single Decal (one part) /ea.||2 Part w/Barcode /ea.|
|See Price list||Pricelist effective January 1 2008|
The standard will be released in two versions, CMS2007 and CMR2007. The R and S signify differences only in field of view, S for standard 105 degree peripheral vision requirement suitable for most motorcycle and motorsport applications, and R for restricted 90 degree peripheral vision requirement suitable for other specialized competitive autosports applications.
The Foundation will administer the certification program for the Snell/FIA2007 children's helmet standards will be similar to current Snell certification programs and will include an Random Testing enforcement component. For certification testing for only the CMS/CMR2007 (children's motorsports helmet standards,) manufacturers may either submit helmets to the Snell laboratory in California or arrange for testing at Newton S.r.l. in Italy.
Contact information for Newton:
via G. di Vittorio
2/D 20017 Mazzo di Rho(MI), ITALY
Phone: +39 02 93906088,
Fax:+39 02 93906075
Testing services will be available at both locations by November 1, 2007.
Children's Helmet Standard Decals
Dr, Randal P. Ching of the University of Washington has written a technical brief detailing the results of his study of the physical parameters of the human head. These parameters are of particular interest in helmet testing since the mass of the head bears directly on how it will load the helmet during impact and how the helmet will transmit shock to the head.
Dr. Ching’s findings bear strongly on the changes incorporated in Snell M2010. His technical brief is posted on the Snell web site.The Foundation now has all the capability to test to the FIA 8860 and FIA 8858 (Super Helmet) standards. These FIA standards apply to Formula 1 helmets and to HANS® tether hardware. The Snell lab expects to receive FIA authorization to test to these standards shortly.
If you have any comments, suggestions or complaints about any aspect of the Snell programs or services, please contact Ed Becker firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editor: Hong Zhang, Director of Education
WebEditor: Steve Johnson
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