06/04/10…Pam Franz…information courtesy of www.nasr.com.au news page
On April 1 2010, Impact Racing lodged a formal appeal against the decertification notice issued by The SFI Foundation.
The SFI Foundation issued a decertification notice on March 26 2010 applying to Impact Racing Apparel in response to Impact’s alleged counterfeiting of SFI conformance labels and patches.
As a result of the hearing on April 1 in The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, The SFI Foundation and Impact Racing have agreed that:
Impact Racing, LLC has provided sworn testimony that, upon review and investigation, no counterfeit SFI Conformance Labels have been used on Impact Racing products during the production years of 2009 and 2010, and that all Impact Racing products manufactured and sold during the production years 2009 and 2010 meet SFI specifications.
Based upon this sworn testimony, the decertification against Impact Racing products for the production years 2009 and 2010 is lifted.
The decertification of the production years prior to 2009 and 2010 remains in effect.
The parties will continue to work cooperatively in an effort to resolve the issues relating to decertification in these years.
NASR urges all competitors to be aware of this situation, and will be cooperating with both the SFI Foundation and Impact Racing to resolve this situation in a timely manner.
More information will be provided before the effective date of the decertification (April 27, 2010), as it becomes available.
Please Note: Impact helmets (without built-in balaclavas) are not affected by this decertification.