Performance Lacrosse Group Inc. said it is working with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) to clarify why its Cascade R model lacrosse helmet no longer complies with NOCSAE standard ND041.
NOCSAE declared the certificate of compliance on that helmet model invalid Nov. 25 after finding it no longer complies with the standard, which spells out how lacrosse helmets with face guards should be tested for NOCSAE certification.
The company, a subsidiary of Performance Sports Group Ltd. (PSG) that owns
Maverik Lacrosse and Cascade Helmets, said it is working with NOCSAE to clarify the concerns and appropriately address the issue.
“The companys first priority is always to its loyal Cascade customers,” the company said in a statement. “However, it is important to note that the Cascade R model has passed applicable NOCSAE standards at two separate, independent, NOCSAE-accredited test labs commissioned by the company.”http://www.sportsonesource.com/admin/news/news_edit.asp
The Cascade R helmet launched in June 2013. On a pro forma basis, giving effect to PSGs acquisition of Easton Baseball/Softball in April 2014, total lacrosse revenues represent less than 5 percent of PSGs overall revenues.
PSG will provide further updates in relation to this matter as appropriate.
PSG’s brands include
Bauer, Mission, Maverik, Cascade, Inaria, Combat and Easton.