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Chumpcar is now a member of the SFI Foundation. 
we will post any and all updates we get from the SFI in this post. Please start a new discussion thread as needed.

 

 

May 14, 2018

Notice of Recall: Arm Restraints Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 3.3 by
RJS and equipped with snap-clasp tethers.


To All Racers, Sanctioning Body Officials, Equipment Wholesalers and Retailers,
Arm Restraints Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 3.3 by RJS and
equipped with snap-clasp type tethers have been found to be non-compliant with SFI
Specification 3.3. All snap-clasp type Arm Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and
Certified to SFI Specification 3.3 by RJS must be immediately be removed from service
and returned to RJS, per the attached notice from RJS.
This recall only includes RJS Arm Restraints with snap-clasp tethers. RJS Arm
restraints with double “D” ring tether attachments are not affected by this recall

See SFI Foundation Recall PDF for the complete recall that includes part numbers.

http://sfifoundation.com/wp-content/pdfs/RJSrecall05-14-18.pdf

SFI Foundation Web Page
http://sfifoundation.com/rjs-arm-restraint-recall-may-14-2018/

 

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Posted June 28, 2017 by Bill Strong

Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on Driver Restraints Sold by Ruian Sanlian

Please note that SFI has found harnesses sold by Ruian Sanlian which bear counterfeit SFI labels stating that the manufacturer certifies that their products meet the applicable SFI Specs. SFI obtained examples of some of these products and determined through testing that they DO NOT meet the performance requirements of the SFI Specification 16.1.

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SFI Notice of NonCompliant Products Sold by RASTuning Parts.pdf

 

Date: June 22, 2021
To: SFI Member/Affiliate Sanctioning Bodies, Consumers, and Manufacturers
From: SFI Foundation, Inc.

Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on Driver Restraints

Sold by RASTuning Parts through Amazon.com

 

Please note that SFI has found harnesses sold by RASTuning Parts which bear counterfeit SFI labels stating that the manufacturer certifies that their products meet the applicable SFI Specs.

RASTuning Parts harnesses have not been submitted for testing by SFI, and RASTuning Parts is not enrolled in any SFI program.

It should be noted that for any spec program, certification that products meet the minimum standards is made by the submitting manufacturer. Products are NOT certified, endorsed, or approved by SFI.

Necessary measures should be taken to ensure that items purchased from this source are not allowed to be used where compliance with the relevant SFI Specifications are required.

Please contact SFI with any concerns or inquiries about questionable product.

Counterfeit products may appear with or without brand names.

Genuine SFI conformance labels contain hidden security features and slightly different fonts and materials, but the following illustrations should assist in visually identifying the affected parts:

 

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Date: October 28, 2020

To: Racing Equipment Wholesalers, Retailers, and Manufacturers

From: SFI Foundation, Inc.

Notice of Products Falsely Represented as Certified to SFI Specification 3.3 by “AIM International” of Sialkot Pakistan

 

Please note that SFI has found Shoes and Gloves manufactured by AIM International which are falsely represented as certified to SFI Specification 3.3, some of which bear counterfeit SFI labels.

SFI obtained examples of some of these products and determined through testing that they DO NOT meet the performance requirements of the SFI Specification 3.3.

AIM International is not now and has never been enrolled in the SFI 3.3 (Driver Accessories) program.

It should be noted that for any spec program, certification that products meet the minimum standards is made by the submitting manufacturer.

Products are NOT certified, endorsed or approved by SFI.

Retailers and other entities looking for suppliers to market products certified by their manufacturers to SFI specifications under private label agreements should check the list of participating manufacturers list on SFI’s website:

https://sfifoundation.com/specifications-participating-manufacturers/

Also, SFI Specifications require that the certifying manufacturer’s name or logo appear on or in the product, even when another name or log also appears on the product due private branding. Please contact SFI with any concerns or inquiries about questionable product or manufacturer.

 

 

SFINotice10-28-2020.pdf

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Updates

 

July 19 , 2021 – With high demand for racing parts since the pandemic, unfortunately counterfeiters are also responding to that demand. SFI has seen a rise in fraudulent activity, particularly untested harnesses being sold with counterfeit SFI conformance labels. Beware of harnesses sold as “certified to SFI 16.1” on Ebay or Amazon with unknown brand names, or even no brand at all, as it is likely an untested harness model with counterfeit SFI labels. Counterfeiting is becoming more common with random sellers on Ebay, Amazon, DHgate, etc.

Counterfeiting is a serious concern because the products are untested and potentially unable to perform at the necessary level of safety when involved in an incident. SFI is doubling our efforts to identify and get them off the market, so you will continue to receive similar notices as we discover them. Racers, crew members, and retail sellers should buy only from reputable sources.

A complete list of recent Product Notices may be found on the SFI website: https://sfifoundation.com/notices/

 

Notice of Falsely Represented Certification on Driver Suits Sold by STANJ International – July 15, 2021
Posted – July 19, 2021
SFI Notice 07-15-2021-2


Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on Driver Restraints Sold by SICKSPEED- July 15, 2021
Posted – July 19, 2021
SFI Notice 07-15-2021-1


Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on Driver Restraints Sold by SLAPCO – July 14, 2021
Posted – July 16, 2021
SFI Notice 07-14-2021


Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on Driver Restraints Sold by RASTuning Parts – June 22, 2021
Posted – June 22, 2021
SFI Notice 06-22-2021

 

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Product Recall-
 
Aero Tec Laboratories Inc (ATL ) Ramsey, NJ
As a result of a change in the plastic resin, some discriminator valve bodies have cracked/broken after exposure to fuel/ fuel vapor. It is suspected that elevated temperatures and vibration in this fuel-rich environment could also be a contributing factors to failure.
 
Effective immediately, ATL is issuing a product recall for all Part Number RE 185 ATL “Discriminator” Vent Valves that were purchased between September 1, 2021, and May 2022.
 
As a result of a change in the plastic resin, some discriminator valve bodies have cracked / broken after exposure to fuel/ fuel vapor. It is suspected that elevated temperatures and vibration in this fuel-rich environment could also be a contributing factor to failure.
 
Due to a risk of fire that could result from using a damaged vent valve, it is MANDATORY that all RE 185 ATL “Discriminator” Vent Valves purchased during the above outlined period, be immediately taken out of service and returned to ATL for a refund.
 
For those ATL distributors that have re-sold these RE185 Discriminator Valves, we ask that you in turn alert your customers to this recall and more importantly to alert them to the potential danger associated with using this one lot of RE 185 ATL “Discriminator” Vent Valves. We seek your assistance in insisting upon the return of these recalled parts.
 
ATL Point of Contact David Dack
Tel 201-825-1400
e-mail; ddack@atlinc.com
 
Please return these parts to :
Aero Tec Laboratories Inc (ATL )
45 Spear Road
Ramsey, NJ 07663
Attn. RE185
 
No photo description available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SFI Notice of NonCompliant Products Sold by Speedsy Racewear.pdf

 

 

See PDF above for images

 


Page 1 of 2
Date: June 30, 2022
To: SFI Member/Affiliate Sanctioning Bodies, Consumers, and Manufacturers
From: SFI Foundation, Inc.


Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on dangerously substandard driver suits and
accessories sold by Speedsy Racewear via Facebook


SFI has found driver suits and accessories sold by Speedsy Racewear which bear
counterfeit SFI labels stating that the manufacturer certifies that their products meet the
applicable SFI Specs. A suit was found to have a counterfeit level 20 label, but very thin
construction not capable of providing level 20 protection. Also, single layer gloves were
found to have level 15 counterfeit labels. In each case this represents dangerously
substandard levels of protection.


Speedsy Racewear driver suits and accessories have not been submitted for SFI
testing, and Speedsy Racewear is not enrolled in any SFI program.
It should be noted that for any spec program, certification that products meet the
minimum standards is made by the submitting manufacturer. Products are NOT
certified, endorsed, or approved by SFI.


Necessary measures should be taken to ensure that items purchased from this source
are not allowed to be used where compliance with the relevant SFI Specifications are
required. Please contact SFI with any concerns or inquiries about questionable product.
Counterfeit products may appear with or without brand names. Genuine SFI
conformance labels contain hidden security features and slightly different fonts and
materials, but the following illustrations should assist in visually identifying the affected
parts:


Counterfeit level 5 label on Speedy Suit, genuine label on right.


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Notice of Counterfeit SFI Labels on dangerously substandard driver suits and
accessories sold by Speedsy Racewear via Facebook
Counterfeit level 20 label on Speedy Suit (genuine on left)
Counterfeit level 15 label on single layer Speedsy glove
Custom Speedsy suits with counterfeit SFI labels

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