Below is a great article on fake helmets. It is becoming more of an issue in this internet laden world we live in. How can you avoid getting one? Your best best is to stop into your LBS(Local Bike Shop) and talk with the staff there. They will carry brands that are reputable and usually come with some sort of warranty. If they don’t have exactly what you’re looking for they can special order for you as well. So as convenient as it is to push that “add to cart” button while online; stop to think about your local shops and how they can help protect you from inferior product!