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How to tell what year a helmet is manufactured?
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    Default How to tell what year a helmet is manufactured?

    Since this seems to be an issue on occasion....

    When I purchased my hemlet, I was told it was manufactured in 2010. I have looked at the helmet itself, and can't find anything on the tag that gives any clue, but it does list the model number.

    FYI: It's a KBC TK-8, if anyone knows. It was manufactured from '07-'11 as far as best as I can figure from the internet. I purchased mine mid 2012.
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    There should be a sticker under the liner with the date of manufacture. Historically I found them above the ears/cheek pads, but you should see it if you start pulling back the liner.
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    Some are stamped directly on the chin strap or buckle.
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    I have the Arai helmet and I need to take out the top padding to see the date.

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    I seem to fall down a lot, so my helmet always has that "new" snell smell....
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    The sticker inside the padding usually tells you the Snell year that it was made to, and the date on the buckle is the ACTUAL month/year that the helmet was made.....at least that's what i have been told. i.e. you can have a Snell 2010 helmet that was manufactured in 03/2012 or something similar.

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    Snell ratings change or are updated every 5 years.
    The last one was in 2010. The next one should be in 2015.
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