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INTRODUCTION


PRODUCT CERTIFICATION

CURRENT LIST OF CERTIFIED PRODUCTS

Participant Contact Information

HECC Validator Contact Information

About Product Certification Testing

Falsely Claiming Certification

NOTICES TO CONSUMERS

NEW  Important Notices Regarding Labels

Consumer Information for Hockey Players and Their Families

Bauer Announces Goalie Mask Recall

Statement of the HECC with respect to Virginia Tech Star Ratings

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NOTICES TO MANUFACTURERS

Regarding Goalie Mask Marking

ABOUT HECC

Introduction (Home Page)

Frequently Asked Questions

Become a Member of HECC

Request for Research Proposals

HECC ADMINISTRATION

NEW  Officers and Committee Members

NEW  Meeting Information December 2016

Corporate Headquarters

SAFETY GUIDELINES

Concussion
A Coaches' Guide for Sideline Evaluation

Heads Up, Don't Duck!
A program to decrease the risk for spinal cord injuries.


The Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC):

  •  A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, created at the request of USA Hockey in 1978.

HECC's Mission:

  •  Seek out, evaluate and select standards and testing procedures for hockey equipment for the purpose of Product Certification.


Consumers
and officials
should look  
for these
stickers on
equipment:
HECC certification sticker HECC certification sticker HECC certification sticker HECC certification sticker HECC certification sticker


NOTICE: HECC Certified Products do not protect against all injuries.

Actual stickers on products will not say "VOID".

HECC's Purpose:

  •  Develop and establish criteria and procedures for certification.

  •  Design and determine the method of identifying the certified equipment (registered logo).

  •  Promote the use of certified products.

  •  Monitor the program to ascertain its effectiveness on the sport of hockey.

  •  Promote and sponsor research pertaining to the reduction of injuries in hockey.


HECC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created at the request of USA Hockey in 1978. The purpose for creating HECC was to establish an independent certification body for amateur hockey equipment, primarily head protection. USA Hockey (USAH) mandates the use of HECC Certified Equipment. A number of interested volunteers representing several professional organizations also participated in establishing HECC, which as an independent organization, has its own Constitution, By-Laws, and Executive Committee.

The HECC certification program validates the manufacturers' certification that the equipment they produce has been tested and meets the requirements of the most appropriate performance standards. Because there are so many different types of equipment on the market, the HECC certification label advises the consumer that the equipment passes all tests indicating that the equipment meets the performance criteria specific to the body areas it was designed to protect, at the time it was submitted for testing. HECC certified equipment is recognition of the HECC certification process. HECC certified equipment is required by USA Hockey, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and NCAA (facemasks only).




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