March 18, 2013
This press release is to clarify NAERA's responsibility to our customers regarding "After Market Enhancements" placed in or on helmets being reconditioned/recertified to NOCSAE standards in NAERA facilities.
Effective beginning the 2012 reconditioning season NAERA members will not recondition/recertify any helmet: football, softball, baseball, or lacrosse helmet 10 years of age or older.
The 10 years shall be determined by the manufactures date of initial season of use.
Welcome to NAERA
NAERA is an association of athletic equipment reconditioners whose mission is to increase awareness and acceptance of high quality athletic equipment reconditioning / recertification (where appropriate). Particular emphasis is directed towards reducing the risk of injury for athletic event participants. Members are licensed by NOCSAE to recertify football, lacrosse, softball/baseball helmet.s, and face guards.
There are voluntary performance standards that have been industry accepted and developed to reduce the risk of head injury. This is accomplished by establishing requirements including impact attenuation for football helmets/face guards, baseball/softball batting helmets, hockey helmets, baseballs and softballs, and lacrosse helmets/face guards. Various regulatory bodies for sports, including the NCAA NFSHSA, NFL and other governing bodies, have adopted these standards.