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I've heard this too

I'm guessing that degradation of the material is probably somewhat dependent on time, though the conditions in which that time was spent (sun, extreme heat from sitting in the trunk of a car, oil and sweat from your head, etc...) may be even more important. If you've barely used/abused the helmet, I can't imagine there would be any significant degradation in crash protection over a 3yr period. The statements recommending replacement after X # of years sound conservative and probably originate from the legal departments of the companies from which they were issued. Then again, I could be totally wrong... Personally, none of my helmets have ever survived long enough for this to even be an issue.
 
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