Joint and back protectors should have only one purpose to protect the motorcycle rider. There are manufacturers that equip their motorcycle clothing with parts made of plastic or foam. The likelihood is great that the consumer will assume that it would be to protectors. If the manufacturer but do not explicitly claim this, he is not punishable. It happens too frequently misinformed the consumer by the retailer. It is for example often mistakenly claimed that a non-protective clothing equipped with CE certified accessories (typically a textile or leather jacket or a pair of trousers, or a station wagon) even CE tested would be. A CE label in the feed is in fact sewn with some pieces of clothing. But often this label refers only to the protectors, and not on the garment itself.
Can be so not lead astray. What you should pay attention as the manufacturer or dealer described the garment or touted in advertising? What’s the seller said when he wanted to sell a motorcycle jacket? In this respect, there are rules, what is allowed and what is not. If a manufacturer explicitly in a product description or in the advertising claims or indicates that a piece of clothing due to specific additional properties have a protective effect, these properties must correspond to the PSA guidelines (guidelines for personal protective equipment). “Such additional properties can be E.g. notes such as with impact protectors or elbow” or protects from cuts and scrapes. ” Also formulations like shock absorbers, shock proof, dampens the impact in the event of a fall, cheaper protection against wind, weather and asphalt, abrasion, etc. suggest that protective clothing is so advertised goods.
How does the end user but now proper protective clothing? Quite simply, the Legislator has laid down that personal protective equipment, which carries the CE label, must be supplied with a detailed description of the product (selection, care, maintenance). When protectors and motorcycle protective clothing also described how the product was tested, which test data have been generated, how the protectors are removed and installed (E.g. need to clean clothes), how long is the estimated life and how you can tell that the protective clothing should be replaced be. The manufacturer must also call the contact data of the official inspection body, so that the end user if required to check the accuracy of the information.