SFI Notice to Decertify Impact Racing Products
SafeRacer has never sold any Impact Racing products, but we know a lot of our customers and friends have some items
from Impact. This note is just to make you aware of Notices that SFI posted yesterday concerning items they certify from
Impact Racing. Please review the note from SFI, notice the Effective Date and be prepared to act accordingly.
March 26, 2010 - NOTICE OF DECERTIFICATION; NOTICE TO CEASE AND DESIST AND TERMINATION OF ALL
CONTRACTS OF PARTICIPATION ISSUED TO IMPACT RACING
SFI Foundation, Inc., has issued a Notice of Decertification; Notice of Cease and Desist, and a notice terminating all
Contracts of Participation to Impact Racing. Effective April 27, 2010, all products manufactured and/or distributed by Impact
Racing pursuant to SFI Specification Programs 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1, and 16.5 are decertified. Evidence obtained by SFI shows
that over a period of years Impact Racing has engaged in the production and use of counterfeit SFI conformance labels and
patches, and affixed them to Impact products for use in motorsports. Under the Contracts of Participation between SFI and
Impact, SFI conformance labels and patches may only be obtained from SFI and no other source. Evidence shows that
Impact had counterfeit SFI labels and patches made in Asia and then affixed them to Impact products it distributed to
members of the racing community. To SFI’s knowledge, Impact never advised its customers that its products contained
phony SFI labels and patches. Impact never advised SFI of its systematic and longstanding practice of counterfeiting and
distributing SFI patches and labeling.
Impact has been directed to cease and desist from this practice. SFI has directed Impact to immediately notify all affected
customers to remove the counterfeit labeling and to offer the affected customers a full refund of the purchase price. SFI is
requesting that all counterfeit conformance labels removed from Impact products be sent to SFI.
SFI has elected not to decertify these products immediately in order to minimize the potential hardships to members of the
racing community that have been brought about by Impact’s counterfeiting activities.
SFI has also elected to terminate all Contracts of Participation with Impact Racing effective 90 days from March 24, 2010.
Under the terms of the Contracts, either party may terminate the agreements without penalty upon 90 days notice. This
means that Impact will no longer be able to participate in any SFI programs after this 90 day period.
SFI has taken these actions in the best interests of the safety and integrity of the racing community. This is in keeping with
SFI’s mission and purpose.