December 21, 2007
The Quarterly Newsletter of the Snell Memorial Foundation
In This Issue
Comments and Suggestions
The Foundation will host a Manufacturer’s Meeting at 9:00 AM on Friday, February 15, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, one block away from where Snell usually holds this meeting. The address is One South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Telephone (800) 233-1234. A continental breakfast will be available at the beginning of the meeting. Snell certified manufacturers are invited. Other interested parties must contact the Snell office in California for details. Snell board of directors Dr. Harold A. Fenner, Dr. Daniel J. Thomas and Mr. William H. Muzzy will attend as will Ms.Hong Zhang, Ed Becker, Randy McCarty, and Steve Johnson.
The Snell Office and Lab will be closed from December 23 through New Year’s day. The Lab will be shut down for the first two weeks in January for calibration and maintenance. Testing services will resume on or about January 14, 2008.
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
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 should also encompass all of the requirements 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
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.
|Snell Memorial Foundation, Inc.|
|3628 Madison Avenue, Suite 11|
|North Highlands, CA 95660|
|Phone: 1-888-SNELL99 (1-888-763-5599) or 916-331-5073|
Editor: Hong Zhang, Director of Education
WebEditor: Steve Johnson
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