FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORLD-CLASS PROTECTIVE SWEATBANDS IN PLAY FOR SPORTS WITHOUT HELMETS
Forcefield suggests Canadians dodge head injury with new style head gear
June 1, 2016
TORONTO, ON – Summer 2016 marks the launch of safety certified headgear, new to Canada, and it comes enclosed in a headband, not a helmet. Forcefield FF Ltd. (New York) claims its protective sweatbands significantly reduce impact force and have CEII certification from INSPEC to prove it.
To learn more about Forcefield sweatbands in Canada, please contact:
Gigi Baxter, c/o TransCanada Network, Public Relations and Distribution
6007 – 2100 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 5A5
Office: (800) 747-6882 Text: (705) 820-8555
Please Tweet your comments and first impressions on using safety sweatbands in non-collision sports @ffheadgear
About the Need
According to Health Canada, One out of every 230 Canadian children is hospitalized each year with a serious trauma, 20 percent with serious head injuries. Approximately 6,000 Canadian children sustain a major head injury, resulting in life-long disability each year. This is just the number that is reported – it is believed that five to ten times that number of children and youth actually suffer severe trauma and preventable injuries every year. Think First (now Parachute) reported that thirty per cent of all brain injuries are sustained by children and youth, many of them while participating in sports and recreational activities. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information falls are the leading cause of head injury hospitalizations among children, youth and adults over 60.
About the Inventor
Dr. C.J.Abraham, P.E., CPC, CChE, FRSC, LFAIC, DEE, IH, FTI, MS, PhD, JD is Technical Director at Scientific Advisory Services Ltd. He has been a member of ASTM International for over 50 years as well as a contributing delegate to the ISO and SPEC member of USA Hockey. He is an OSHA specialist in safety engineering, has a background in biomechanical engineering and human factors and over fifty years of experience in polymers (including their testing for absorption and dissipation of forces in headgear in all collision and contact sports). As a result of Dr. Abraham’s expert testimony in personal injury and litigation cases, many products have been made safer.
About Forcefield FF
Forcefield FF (NA) Ltd. outranks the protective headgear market in the United States in sales and test results for soccer, basketball and cheerleading. It’s protective sweatbands are used in over 15 sports, recreational activities and medical applications. The bands are universally suited for non-collision sports and include both cotton and neoprene styles in a variety of colours. The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) in the United States lists all styles of Forcefield sweatbands for use by high school students on it’s website. The product is FIFA compliant. The inventor remains actively involved in the company. Forcefield protective sweatbands are carried in over 500 independent sports stores across the United States and already protect hundreds of thousands around the world from toddlers learning to walk, through to seniors concerned about falls as well as youth, adults and pro athletes in between.
About Inspec International
According to it’s website, INSPEC International is the world’s leading independent organization for the testing & certification of personal protective equipment & the supply of related laboratory test equipment. Notified Body #0194 http://www.inspec-international.com/
About the Brain Injury Association of Canada
For ten years, the Brain Injury Canada has worked diligently to build a national movement with the capacity to create a better life for those who suffer a brain injury, along with their families and caregivers through prevention, awareness and support initiatives.
About Health Canada
Health Canada has always put the Health and Safety of our children at the top of the list.
Health Canada’s most recent community service announcement proceeds the movie Concussion with Will Smith in Canadian theatres, and may be viewed on our facebook page /ffheadgear
About CBC and McGill
Cbc.ca and mcgill reported on Dr. Delaney’s research, 2007
According to it’s website, The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of the world’s foremost academic health centres. Building on the tradition of medical leadership of its founding hospitals, the MUHC provides exceptional multidisciplinary patient-centric care. Affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, the MUHC continues to shape the course of adult and pediatric medicine by attracting clinical and research expertise from around the world, assessing the latest in medical technology, and training the next generation of medical professionals.
Medical studies have begun being published based on the research funded, in part, by the Canadian governments infusion of millions. How severely mild brain trauma can affect a young person’s brain: https://muhc.ca/newsroom/news/finding-new-test-children-consussions