SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (September 4, 2019)—A local Michigan-based company, S.A.F.E.Clip, has developed a fully patented facemask clip proven to reduce impact to the head by up to 35% for football players. The company announced today a second patent is currently pending for its Generation 2 design.
“We have spent years perfecting our design and investing in the right testing to achieve our ultimate goal of safer play for all football players,” commented Justin Summerville, chief executive officer, Mayfield Athletics. “We understand our product has the potential to revolutionize the game of football, and we take that responsibility very seriously.”
Summerville continued: “In our minds, achieving a patent was crucial to further solidify our product’s effective design and high-quality material selection. Partnered with our patent, we have received valuable feedback from our test sites and current customers to develop our Generation 2 model, which is currently patent pending.”
S.A.F.E.Clip stands for Shock Absorbing Football Equipment. It is the only facemask clip designed to effectively absorbing impact and redistribute it through the clip and facemask. Such a process diminishes impact from reaching the head or neck area, resulting in safer play and, potentially, less risk of injury, such as concussions.
“S.A.F.E.Clip allows the facemask to slightly move backward and absorb impact forces through a shock absorbing insert inside of the clip,” described Rich Williams, co-founder and coo, Mayfield Athletics. “These forces are absorbed and reduced, and then the facemask returns to its original position and is ready for the next hit. All of this happens within a fraction of a second. It’s remarkable in its simplicity and effectiveness.”
Independent testing demonstrated the S.A.F.E.Clip dampened blows to the face and diminished the g-forces before they could reach head/neck area by up to 35%. S.A.F.E.Clip can be retrofitted to more than 95% of existing helmet and facemask configurations without alteration to facemask or helmet.
S.A.F.E.Clip gained fully patented status first in 2017 under P#9750298B2. A second patent is currently pending for its Generation 2 design.
S.A.F.E.Clip (Shock Absorbing Football Equipment), a division of Mayfield Athletics, is a unique facemask clip designed to replace standard clips. As scientifically proven at various third-party, accredited laboratories across the country, S.A.F.E.Clip effectively reduces impact by up to 35%, helping to make the game safer for all. S.A.F.E.Clip is fully patented and has a second patent pending for its Generation 2. To learn more, visit getsafeclip.com.