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CPSC-certified helmets to be required

Starting next year, the X Games will require CPSC-certified helmets for BMX

Updated: December 17, 2012, 6:08 PM ET
By Colin Bane | ESPN.com

This week the Athlete Recovery Fund announced new rule changes in partnership with sports organizers for the X Games, Dew Tour, and the ASA Action Sports World Tour requiring the use of Consumer Product Safety Commission certified helmets in BMX competition, effective in 2013. The news follows the ARF's discovery that a number of high-profile athletes who have sustained traumatic brain injuries in recent action sports competition were wearing skateboard helmets not CPSC-certified for ...

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