The Hill: Senators: Concussion study shows need for sports equipment rules

This year, Rockefeller and Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced the Youth Sports Concussion Act, which would increase the potential penalties for making false claims about safety on youth sports equipment.

“Playing sports is an important part of growing up and of the culture of New Mexico’s communities,” Udall said in a statement. “But parents deserve to know how safe their children’s safety equipment really is. While we can’t reduce every risk, we should do everything we can to stop misleading advertising that gives parents a false sense of security.”

The Institute of Medicine’s survey reviewed existing literature and science about youths’ concussions from sporting events.

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