Headgear Facts and Safety Statistics
Children age 4 and younger are at high risk of falling. TBI is the primary cause of death and severe injury in children who suffer falls.
>> Consumer Products Safety Commission
Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), with TBI accounting for 46 percent of fatal falls among older adults.
>> American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Concussion symptoms of headache, irritability, difficulty in concentrating, trouble sleeping, overwhelming emotions and sadness may not present until days or months after the head injury.
>> The Centers for Disease Control
Falls are the leading cause of TBI; rates are highest for children ages 0 to 4 years, and for adults ages 75 years and older.
>> National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
The prevalence of concussions among school children as young as 8 has more than doubled from 1997 to 2007 among students playing basketball, soccer, and football.
>> The American Academy of Pediatrics
ProtectaCap® and ProtectaCap+Plus® have been prescribed and recommended for craniectomy, craniosynostosis, craniotomy, seizures, cerebral palsy, head banging, balance disorders, postcranial surgery, craniopagus twins, Alzheimer’s, hydrocephalus, shunts, microcephaly, craniotomy, hydrocephalus, concussion, Special Olympics, hemophilia, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, aqua therapy, Huntington’s, ALS, hippotherapy, autism, missing bones, and traumatic brain injuries.
Plum’s® protective helmets are fully encased in the highest quality breathable cotton blend, putting comfortable cotton next to the head, not vinyl, leather or plastic. With Plum’s® ProtectaCap® there is no danger of head rash. Plum® helmets are hypo-allergenic, latex-free and vinyl-free. Some vinyl is dangerous for children and has been eliminated in the making of their lunch boxes. Plastic, leather and vinyl helmets can cause cradle cap and eczema and cannot be machine washed for optimal safety and hygiene. Plum® helmets are easy care wash and dry for anti-microbial safety.
Client Reviews and Testimonials
The ProtectaCap® has worked out great. My daughter loves it. She couldn’t stand the vinyl one; it was bulky and uncomfortable.
We were so glad to receive information on your ProtectaCap®! Our son had cranial surgery and we had to wrap his head in layers and layers of gauze and cotton which was getting harder to do as he regained his strength after the surgery. At the six-week post-op appointment, we showed the ProtectaCap® to the surgeon and he thought it was great! Thank you for making a usable, durable headgear; it fits our needs perfectly!
My name is Tiffany and I’m leaving a message to say thank you for the ProtectaCap®. I’m 34 and I fall all the time. And ProtectaCap® has saved me from being knocked out. Thank you for such a great product.
We’ve heard all positive things about the ProtectaCap® helmets. They’ve worked great for our patients post-surgery and the compliance is wonderful. We’re completely switching to them from our previous helmets. We still have some of our old helmets, but we won’t use them anymore.
T. Bonaldo, RN, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
Our son (1 year old) had surgery on his skull at 4 months of age for a prematurely closed fontanelle. His surgeon advised that he wear a protective helmet while he’s learning to walk. I was glad to find the Protect-a-Cap through an epilepsy website. We now have 2 and my son is very comfortable in them. He likes his cap more than his other hats! He now can walk across the room and we feel a little more comfortable when he is wearing the Protect-a-cap. Thank you for making such an outstanding product. I have enclosed a picture of our son wearing his cap.