Protective Headgear Facts & Safety Stats
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
Recovery from concussion is slower among older adults and young children. And those who have had a concussion are at higher risk of having another concussion.
>> The Centers for Disease 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
Traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of short- and long-term changes in thinking and emotions. Concussion symptoms of difficulty in thinking clearly, overwhelming sadness, trouble sleeping and anxiety may not even be noticed for days or months after the head injury.
>> The Centers for Disease Control
Prescribed & Recommended by Healthcare Professionals
Plum’s® ProtectaCap® and ProtectaCap+Plus® Protective Headgear for Babies and Elderly Head Protection have been prescribed and recommended for craniectomy, craniosynostosis, seizures, cerebral palsy, head banging, balance disorders, postcranial surgery, craniopagus twins, Alzheimer’s, hydrocephalus, shunts, microcephaly, craniotomy, ataxia, Special Olympics, hemophilia, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, aqua therapy, Huntington’s, hippotherapy, autism, missing bones, and traumatic brain injuries.
Comfortable, Lightweight Custom-Fitting Head Protection for Everyone
Plum® ProtectaCap® Protective Helmets come in 6 Sizes for Newborns through Adults to Fit Virtually Every Head Shape & Size with a Comfortable Custom Fit.
Plum’s® protective helmets are fully encased in the highest quality breathable cotton blend, putting comfortable cotton next to your head, not vinyl, leather or plastic.
With Plum’s® ProtectaCap® protective headgear 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® protective helmets are easy care wash & dry for optimal anti-microbial safety and comfort for babies, toddlers, kids, adults and elderly head protection.
Plum® Protective Headgear Customer Love
“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.
“Your ProtectaCap® has been wonderful for my wife, Mary.”