Customer and Users of fencing equipment acknowledge that participating in fencing can be dangerous. Fencing and the use of fencing equipment could result in injury or death.

Customers and Users of fencing equipment also acknowledge that spectators and other persons in close proximity to any fencing activity can be injured or killed.

Wearing proper protective clothing and equipment (mask, jacket, underarm protector/plastron, chest protector, knickers, gloves, socks and shoes) is required before participating in any fencing activity. Protective equipment and clothing must not be changed or modified. Seams must not be opened or parts added or subtracted. Care instructions must be followed or a reduction in the level of protection will occur.

Carefully inspect protective clothing before fencing to be sure that there are no defects (e.g., dents, abrasions, holes, broken seams, broken zippers, tears, scratches, broken welds, broken wires, missing rivets, worn elastic, irregularities of the mask’s mesh pattern, irregular openings of the mesh, loose bib from mesh, loose trim, rust) If any defects are found, the equipment or garment should not be used.

Broken blades pose a particular threat. The circumstances of breaking blades may result in high tip velocities and high-energy impacts by the broken blades. Broken blades have been known to penetrate protective equipment causing serious bodily injury and/or fatal consequences. No practical protective clothing and equipment is capable of withstanding all broken blade impacts.

Fencing clothing is designed to be used only by either right-handed or left-handed fencers (see marking on the cover page). Fencing clothing for right-handed people must not be used by left-handed people, and vice versa.

Failure to follow all warnings and instructions may result in product failure, property damage, serious bodily injury, and/or death. You acknowledge and agree that any use of the product is at your own risk.

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