Standard Test Method and Performance Specification Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Chest Protectors for Commotio Cordis

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This standard test method describes laboratory equipment and basic requirements pertinent to projectile testing of chest protectors using the NOCSAE Thoracic Surrogate. It is believed that compliance with this test method will lead to improved chest protector performance, thus a reduced risk of commotio cordis. The chest protector shall be supplied as offered for sale with required hardware and fitting instructions along with required accessories if any are required for the protector to function as designed.


ND200-17a m18
ND200-18 Effective Feb. 2019
ND200-19 Revised July 2019


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Modified February, 2017
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Modified January, 2018
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