Helmet Warranty -
The warranty for poly-carbonate shells (Vengeance DCT, Vengeance VTD, AiR XP Pro, AiR XP Pro Vision, AiR XP Pro VTD, AiR XP, DNA PRO+, is five (5) years. In order to honor the shell warranty (after the first year of use) for Vengeance DCT, Vengeance VTD, AiR XP Pro, AiR XP, AiR XP Pro Vision, DNA PRO+ reconditioning by a NAERA certified reconditioner is required every other year. Use only factory replacement parts to validate the warranty. The warranty for ABS shells (Youth Vengeance DCT, Vengeance DCT Hybrid+, Vengeance DCT Hybrid, Youth AiR XP Pro, Youth DNA PRO+, XP Hybrid+, XP Hybrid, Recruit Hybrid+, Recruit Hybrid and AiR Standard III) is three (3) years. Although reconditioning is not required to validate the warranty period for youth helmets, it is recommended that a regular repair and replacement program be adopted until the helmet is retired.
Air liners are warranted for a period of one (1) year. Helmets covered under the warranties should be returned in whole with all internal components intact to the Schutt Sports dealer from whom purchased, along with evidence of the purchase date, for return to the Schutt Sports Manufacturing Company. Schutt will inspect the helmet and will determine the disposition of repair or adjustments, or replacement free of charge.
Use of Third Party and After-Market Products -
All Schutt helmets and face guards are manufactured and certified to meet the current NOCSAE performance standards. Alterations, additions or any component deletions or removals made to the helmet or face guard that do not follow the manufacturer’s guidelines may void any applicable warranty to the product and will void the NOCSAE certification of the helmet or faceguard. Schutt Sports recommends against the use of any third party, aftermarket product or accessory that alters the fit, form or function of the helmet or face guard. Third party, aftermarket products that are used on a Schutt helmet and do not follow manufacturer’s guidelines will void the NOCSAE certification and make the helmet or face mask illegal to use in most organized football leagues, games or other activities
Helmet Maintenance/Shell Cleaning -
Maintenance of the Schutt Helmet System is very simple. Any worn component part is easily replaced or changed, and if a fitting adjustment needs to be made accessory parts may be used. These accessories are available from your local Schutt Sports Dealer.
The Model 8500 Sideline Kit is pre-packaged with many of the items needed to perform routine maintenance for your helmets. If the helmet shell requires cleaning to remove old decals, residue, scuff marks, etc., the Model 7759 Schutt Helmet Care Kit is recommended for this purpose. This kit contains cleaners, polish, sanitizer and deglue to clean 200 - 300 helmets. Other products may void warranties and could adversely affect the protective capabilities of the helmet.
Do not apply solvents or strong cleaning agents to the helmet shell, liner or interior parts. Many products sold commercially over the counter contain components that will adversely affect the Schutt Helmet System. If you have a question whether a solvent or cleaner is approved, please contact Schutt Sports for information. If, in cleaning the helmet, the outside WARNING label becomes detached, the label must be replaced. Call Schutt Sports Customer service for new labels.
Helmet Useful Life - The Schutt Football Helmet has no Useful Life policy or Mandatory Retirement Age, provided the helmet/equipment is properly reconditioned on an annual basis, through an authorized Schutt reconditioner. We do, however, suggest that institutions/teams adopt a program of systematic reconditioning & replacement of helmets as no helmet will last forever. This will help to balance the cost of helmets from year to year as well as keep inventory up to date. Do not use an air liner that is damaged.
Important — Warranty — Performance -
You may replace or change any part or component of the Schutt Helmet System as long as you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. However, alterations, additions or any component deletions or removals you make to the helmet may void this warranty and could adversely affect the protective capabilities of the helmet. Should there ever be any question regarding the warranty, evaluation or function of a helmet and/or the component parts, please contact Schutt Sports for a free helmet inspection.
Air Liners/Needles -
Armor All® protectant is recommended to keep air liners soft and supple. Remove air liner from helmet before applying. Do not use a mechanical or an electric pump to inflate the air liners. Use only the Schutt Model 7790 Inflation Needle which is specifically designed for air liners. Other needles may damage the air liner. Do not use an air liner that is damaged. Glycerine is the proper inflation needle lubricant. DO NOT use a petroleum based product such as petroleum jelly. DO NOT WET THE NEEDLE WITH YOUR MOUTH, AS ACIDITY IN SALIVA MAY ALSO DAMAGE THE AIR VALVE. The name Armor All® is a registered trademark of Armor All® Products Corporation.
Paint Warning -
Substances applied to the helmet shell which are not compatible with the shell material can cause deterioration, embrittlement and/or breakage, thereby exposing the wearer to unnecessary risk and danger. Usage of non-compatible paints, polishes and/or cleaners will render the helmet shell unsafe for further use and will void warranties. Use only Schutt approved primer, paint, thinner, polishes, and cleaners. For proper helmet painting, contact a NAERA Licensed Reconditioner or Schutt Service Center.Failure to comply can destroy shell integrity and void warranties. If you have any questions concerning paint applications, please call Schutt Sports at 1-800.426.9784
PRO GLOSS® Paint -
In addition to the standard molded and painted colors, Models Vengeance DCT, Vengeance VTD, AiR XP Pro, AiR XP Pro Vision, AiR XP Pro VTD, AiR XP, DNA PRO+, Youth Vengeance DCT, Vengeance DCT Hybrid+, Vengeance DCT Hybrid, Youth AiR XP Pro, XP Hybrid+, XP Hybrid, Youth DNA PRO+, Recruit Hybrid+, Recruit Hybrid and AiR Standard III are offered in a variety of Pro Gloss® colors, a paint designed to enhance helmet appearance, and clean up easier, thus reducing maintenance time, and enabling teams to maintain that “new helmet look” for the entire season. Check the Catalog or call Customer Service for color information. If your helmet color is not listed in the Catalog, Schutt Sports has the ability to match any paint color.
Schutt Vision Warranty -
The warranty for the video system in SV Model helmets is executed by Sports Video Innovations, Shreveport, Louisiana. Sports Video Innovations products and accessories are guaranteed against manufacturing defects one (1) year from the original date of purchase. Sports Video Innovation’s sole obligation in the event of such defects during this period is to repair or replace the defective part or product with a comparable part or product at Sports Video Innovation’s sole discretion. Except for such repair or replacement, the sale, processing or other handling of this product is without warranty, condition or other liability even though the defect or loss is caused by negligence or other fault. Sports Video Innovations assumes no liability for any accident, injury, death, loss, or other claim related to or resulting from the use of this product or any of its parts. Damage to the electronics due to water is not covered. Returns or replacements of parts and/or products may be subject to shipping, handling, replacement and/or restocking loss.
Keep your head up. Do not butt, ram, spear or strike an opponent with any part of this helmet or faceguard. This is a violation of football rules and may cause you to suffer severe brain or neck injury, including paralysis or death and possible injury to your opponent. Contact in football may result in Concussion/Brain Injury which no helmet can prevent. Symptoms include: loss of consciousness or memory, dizziness, headache, nausea or confusion. If you have symptoms, immediately stop and report them to your coach, trainer and parents. Do not return to a game or contact until all symptoms are gone and you receive medical clearance. Ignoring this warning may lead to another and more serious or fatal brain injury. NO HELMET SYSTEM CAN PROTECT YOU FROM SERIOUS BRAIN AND/OR NECK INJURIES INCLUDING PARALYSIS OR DEATH. TO AVOID THESE RISKS, DO NOT ENGAGE IN THE SPORT OF FOOTBALL. Remember, this warning is of the utmost importance. Important rule changes have eliminated the head as a primary and initial contact area for blocking and tackling techniques. Injury prevention is a primary responsibility of the coaches and the player. Coaching techniques and strict observance of the rules are critical factors in minimizing and preventing serious injuries. Do not use any liquid thread locking materials when attaching the faceguard to the helmet as it may have adverse effects on the helmet.