OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (November 2019) ― In November, safety alerts from the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) were shared regarding the following products:
- Signature Lacrosse balls, model 1.3 (green, yellow, white, neon pink and neon orange), model 1.6 KS – KSONE brand (all colors), model LU 1.4 (green) and model UA 1.5 (yellow, pink, green and orange).
- Force 3 Pro Gear chest protector CPN-YTH, CPN-INT, CPN-ADT.
A recall notice was issued for the Signature Lacrosse ball model 1.3 in green. The Signature Lacrosse ball model 1.3 balls in yellow, white, neon pink and neon orange were withdrawn from the SEI certified product list on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
A recall notice was issued for the Signature Lacrosse ball model 1.6 KS (KSONE) ball, Signature Lacrosse ball model LU 1.4 and Signature Lacrosse ball model UA 1.5 (in the colors mentioned above).
A recall notice was also issued for the Force 3 Pro Gear chest protector CPN-YTH, CPN-INT, CPN-ADT because it was prematurely released before official certification by SEI.
NOCSAE cautions the public against the use of these products and recommends regularly checking the SEI website at www.seinet.org to stay updated on products that have been properly certified to the NOCSAE standard, as well as to be notified of safety alerts and any changes to this listing.
Numerous national and international regulatory bodies for sports require NOCSAE standards, which are constantly being updated to reflect the latest science, technology and medicine.
Without proper testing and certification to the NOCSAE standard, athletic equipment could pose safety risks for players.