We want to make sure players and parents are aware of a recent void in the certification of two lacrosse helmets. On November 24, 2014, NOCSAE announced that it had voided the certification of two lacrosse helmet models that do not meet performance standards -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator.
Below is the latest from MBYLL on how to resolve the helmet issue for the Cascade Model R and this information is also posted on the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League website at www.mbyll.org.
Cascade is asking consumers to send their Cascade R helmets back to the Cascade to be retrofitted. Cascade has agreed to cover all shipping and retrofitting expenses; the detailed instructions are below. We do not have instructions on the resolution for the Warrior Regulator helmet just yet. Lacrosse Officials have already informed ALL Youth Coaches that players WILL NOT be able to play if they are wearing a Cascade Model R Helmet that has not been sent in and has the NEW Sticker showing that the updates have been made to the helmet and the helmet is currently approved by NOSCAE. Please do not delay in sending in the helmet to Cascade. As we get closer to the Spring season, the turn around time will get longer and longer.
Instructions To Return a Cascade R Helmet can be found at www.cascadelacrosse.com To return a helmet for certified modification, consumers can begin the return process by providing information at this site beginning on December 13 at 9 a.m. Upon receipt of this information, Cascade will send a pre-paid shipping label to you. Once you receive the label, put your Cascade R helmet in a box, affix the shipping label and send the helmet to Cascade. When the helmet arrives at Cascade’s facility, it will be professionally updated with the certified modification and a tamper-resistant sticker will be applied to the helmet to prove it has completed the certified modification. The helmet will then be sent back to you. The modification will be free of charge for consumers and retailers, including shipping.