Dec. 14, 2006 – The SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) is a non-profit organization, established to issue and administer standards for specialty/performance automotive and racing equipment. Manufacturers of equipment are the primary users of SFI standards, although some standards are adopted as part of the rules of race sanctioning organizations.
The Leatt-Brace™ is available in two models, the MOTO R, which was developed specifically for race car drivers or drivers of other vehicles using driver restraints, and the MOTO GPX, which was developed for motorcycle riders and unrestrained drivers of other vehicles such as quad bikes and karts. The MOTO R version was submitted for the SFI 38.1 test, which is the certification for head and neck restraint systems. This testing procedure is comprised of three runs on a sled that simulate a 70G impact, two of which are frontal and one is a 30˚ side impact. The Leatt-Brace ™ MOTO R, as worn by the crash test dummy during these runs, was then evaluated and, having easily met minimum requirements for this test, awarded the SFI 38.1 certification. The results of these tests can be viewed on the company website at www.leatt-brace.com/r_testing.asp.
“SFI 38.1 certification is great news for the company” said Dr. Chris Leatt, President and C.E.O. of Leatt Corporation. He continued, “This certification validates our product under the testing certification of SFI Foundation. Such a certification will hopefully increase consumer interest in our product. We are delighted with the results and believe this certification, along with endorsements from racing professionals, will assist our efforts in establishing the product as standard safety equipment in the industry.”
About The Leatt Corporation: The Leatt Corporation is the exclusive global distributor of the Leatt-Brace™, a Neck Brace designed to prevent or lessen the severity of potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck). The company’s operations and research and development of the core products currently take place at the Leatt Corporation’s offices in Cape Town, South Africa.
For more information on the Leatt-Brace™, please visit the company website at www.leatt-brace.com. For more information on the SFI Foundation, please visit the company website at www.sfifoundation.com. Any web site or portion thereof referenced herein is not a part of this press release.
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