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CSA Z262.2-2009 (R2014)

Z262.2-09 (R2014) - Face protectors for use in ice hockey

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This is the fourth edition of CSA Z262.2, Face protectors for use in ice hockey. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 1990, 1978, and 1977 under the title Face Protectors and Visors for Ice Hockey Players.


1.1 This Standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for face protectors marketed, sold, and intended for ice hockey.
(1) The intent of this Standard is to reduce the risk of injury to the face without compromising the form or appeal of the game. This reduction of risk is based on the use of the face protector
(a) as intended within the rules of the game; and
(b) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

(2) Ice hockey is a sport in which hazards are intrinsic to the normal conduct of the game. Participation in ice hockey implies the acceptance of some risk of injury. Use of a face protector meeting the requirements of this Standard will not prevent all injuries.

This Standard specifies requirements for
(a) construction;
(b) puck impact resistance;
(c) penetration;
(d) field of vision; and
(e) marking and information.

Types of protectors considered under this Standard are
(a) Type B1;
(b) Type B2;
(c) Type C;
(d) Type D1; and
(e) Type D2.
This face protection is intended for use by players, including goalkeepers, and certain functionaries (e.g., referees, coaches).

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