Is It Time to Replace Your Kid’s Football Helmet?
With all of the attention in the news on concussions in sports, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Football League have partnered with a group of sports entities and equipment manufacturers to create a football safety and helmet replacement program for youth in underserved communities in several key markets.
The initiative will allow helmets that are 10 years old to be replaced with new ones at no cost to the beneficiary leagues. It will also provide coaches with the latest educational information to help keep their young athletes safer and healthier. Read full announcement. Senator Tom Udall, a champion for safer football helmets, issued a statement lauding the new effort.
To apply for a replacement helmet, go here.
In April, Safe Kids Worldwide issued a national study on youth sports injury prevention, Coaching Our Kids to Fewer Injuries: A Report on Youth Sports Safety, in participation with our founding sponsor Johnson & Johnson.