No protective headgear including the Shield Hawk can completely prevent or eliminate the risks associated with concussions and subconcussive hits while playing contact sports. There is still much to learn regarding concussion research, and the risk of long-term cognitive impacts can vary by individual. No data relating to absorption testing should be interpreted by any individual as permission to ignore the risks associated with physical contact or ignoring published safety protocol related to the sport.
If you are experiencing CONCUSSION RELATED Symptoms such as: loss of consciousness (even briefly), inability to recall events prior to or after contact, dizziness, headache, nausea, and/or confusion you should immediately stop playing and report them to your coach, trainer, and parents. Do not return to play until all symptoms are gone and you have received medical clearance from a doctor. ENGAGING IN ANY FURTHER CONTACT PRIOR TO THE RESOLUTION OF ALL SUCH SYMPTOMS AND THE RECEIPT OF MEDICAL CLEARANCE MAY LEAD TO ANOTHER CONCUSSION AND OTHER SERIOUS BRAIN INJURIES.
Do not alter the exterior or interior materials of the Shield Hawk. This will damage the structural integrity of the Shield and compromise player safety. Follow all instructions for cleaning contained on the label.
This first product version of the Shield Hawk is limited to interior offensive and defensive line positions. DO NOT play looking directly through the Shield Hawk, as this can impede player visibility.