Counterfeit Head And Neck Restraints


Simpson recently found counterfeit head and neck restraints so its a good idea to take a closer look at yours if you own this style. If you have a non-carbon head and neck restraint labeled Hutchens Hybrid Pro with a 2013 SFI 38.1 label, the device may not be genuine. If it does not have “Box X” stitching on the tethers, it is not genuine. This is the instructions sent by Simpson to the SCCA. Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 1.55.16 AM

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 2.03.57 AMHere are closeups of the tethers.

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Here are the two devices side by side. The fake one is on top with “Hutchens” in the upper left corner and the words PRO in the bottom right. The real one has Simpson in the upper left and “Pro Rage” in the bottom right.

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Obviously stop using it if its coutnerfit and contact the vendor you bought it from!