Whether you’re an average Joe Harley, fancy yourself as The Stig or consider yourself the reincarnation of Evel Knievel, when it comes to motorbikes you need to make sure you’ve got adequate protection for your noggin.
If you come off your bike, you’re likely to hit the road pretty hard so the last thing you want is to buy an inferior helmet that could do you more harm than good.
Even the most badass helmet needs to be safe
Here at Trade Me we hold product safety close to our hearts so if you’re listing helmets on the site you need to make sure what you’re selling complies with an appropriate safety standard:
- UN/ECE Regulation No. 22: Protective helmets and their visors for drivers and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds (Europe)
- Australian Standard AS 1698: Protective helmets for vehicle users
- New Zealand Standard NZS 5430: Protective helmets for vehicle users
- Snell Memorial Foundation: Helmet Standard for use in motorcycling
- Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218: Motorcycle helmets
- British Standard BS 6658: Specification for protective helmets for vehicle users (for type A helmets only)
- Japan Industrial Standard T8133.
It’s all in the sticker
The easiest way to tell if a helmet meets safety standards is to look out for one (or more) of the following markings on your helmet:
Better to be safe than sorry
We have a goal to make sure all our members have a safe buying and selling experience. One of the ways that we do this is by running checks on items to make sure they carry the appropriate safety markings.
If we’ve asked you to provide us with proof that the helmet you’re selling carries one of the above safety stickers, never fear it’s a really easy process:
- Grab a newspaper, or a recent piece of junk mail or utilities bill from a New Zealand or Australian company. Make sure the date is visible.
- Take a photo of the helmet with the newspaper. Please make sure we can read the safety sticker, so feel free to send multiple photos if you need to.
- Email the photograph to: email@example.com
Once we’ve received your photos confirming the helmet has one or more of the above stickers we’ll pop you back an email to let you know your helmet is safe to sell on the site.