HECC ANNOUNCES DECERTIFICATION OF ALL WARWICK MASK AND EQUIPMENT INC.'S FACE MASKS AND HELMETS
The Hockey Equipment Certification Council has decertified all face masks and helmets manufactured and sold by Warwick Mask and Equipment Inc. HECC believes that up to 100 face mask/helmet goalie combinations were sold by Warwick placing counterfeit HECC stickers on them and without having submitted the product to HECC certification. Although some helmets were later certified, there is so much confusion in the marketplace about which helmets are truly certified and which are not, that HECC has determined that it must decertify all Warwick equipment.
This notice will be going to USA Hockey, Inc., the NCAA, Federation of High Schools and will also be placed on the HECC web site.
NOTICE OF RECALL
Warwick Mask & Equipment, Inc. announces a voluntary recall of goalie masks that it sold since 2000 bearing a sticker describing certification by The Hockey Equipment Certification Council, Inc. ("HECC"). This recall is necessitated by the fact that goalie masks sold by Warwick Mask & Equipment, Inc. since 2000, bearing HECC certification stickers, were in fact not certified by HECC. The purpose of this notice is to make all purchasers of such goalie masks aware that the goalie masks were not certified by HECC and to provide Warwick customers an opportunity to replace the goalie mask or obtain a refund as described below.
Warwick Mask & Equipment, Inc. will replace these masks that are still being used for HECC certified hockey with another goalie mask certified by HECC, or refund the customer's purchase price, discounted at a reasonable amount based on the age and condition of the returned mask. All returns and refund requests must be made by the original purchaser, and must be accompanied by proof of purchase, the original mask, and the original HECC sticker. This recall shall extend for six months from the date of this notice.
To contact Warwick Mask & Equipment, Inc., please call (810) 966-3431 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org