NOCSAE Addresses Latest Product Safety Alerts

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 The Signature Lacrosse ball model 1.3 balls in yellow, white, neon pink and neon orange were withdrawn from the SEI certified product list on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.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 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.

NOCSAE, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, is an independent and nonprofit standards development body with the mission to enhance athletic safety through scientific research and the creation of performance standards for athletic equipment. Formed in 1970, NOCSAE is a leading force in the effort to improve athletic equipment and, as a result, reduce injuries. NOCSAE efforts include the development of performance and test standards for football helmets, gloves and facemasks, baseball and softball batter’s and catcher’s helmets, baseballs and softballs, ice hockey helmets, soccer shin guards, lacrosse helmets and facemasks, and polo helmets. NOCSAE is comprised of a board of directors representing stakeholders from a number of groups – including consumer and end users, equipment manufacturers and reconditioners, athletic trainers, coaches, equipment managers, and academic and sports medicine associations. These diverse interests have joined forces in an attempt to arrive at a common goal of reducing sports-related injuries. NOCSAE is a nonprofit, charitable organization supported by individuals and organizations with an interest in athletics. For more information, please visit