Reconditioning & Recertification
Regular reconditioning and recertification ensures that athletic equipment continues to meet the performance standards you expect. Annual reconditioning will not prevent injuries, but it does ensure that every athlete is issued clean, sanitized, inspected and repaired equipment – and in the case of helmets, recertified to the NOCSAE performance standard. At the same time, the effective life of that equipment is prolonged and athletic costs are reduced in the long run.
The Reconditioning Process
After receiving your shipment at a Riddell reconditioning facility, equipment is carefully sorted and labeled.
Face masks and hardware are removed.
All decals are removed.
Impregnated helmet is buffed and polished to provide a smooth, blemish-free surface.
Helmet is sanded to remove the smallest of imperfections to create a smooth, blemish-free surface.
Helmets are cleaned and sanitized by hot, pressurized water and then rinsed.
Helmets are moved to a climate-controlled drying room.
Riddell Staph-Fighter™ uses Sports-O-Zone sanitizing treatment which has a kill rate of 99.9% on STAPH and MRSA bacteria.
Helmets are closely inspected for hairline cracks and any other defects.
Interior parts are reinstalled and replaced, if necessary, with new parts.
All reconditioned helmets are recertified to the NOCSAE standard.
Interior helmet components are taped in preparation for painting.
Spray booths provide painter with a moving line of primed helmets. As helmets approach the booth, they spin to facilitate the smoothest application of paint.
Helmets are dried in a climate-controlled room.
Wax is applied to impregnated shells.
Face mask and hardware are reattached.
Original manufacturer warnings, labels and a recertification seal are applied.
Team decal and logos are applied.
Accessories are reattached.
Completed helmet is placed in a poly bag and gathered with the remainder of your equipment for final inspection. No Compromises.