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Forcefield's free Ultra contest gets you thinking about head safety. Arenas, Boys & Girls Clubs and libraries are putting up posters across Canada to promote the contest:
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WORLD-CLASS PROTECTIVE SWEATBANDS IN PLAY FOR SPORTS WITHOUT HELMETS
Forcefield suggests Canadians dodge head injury with new style head gear
June 1, 2016
TORONTO, ON – 2016 marks the launch of safety certified headgear, new to Canada, and it comes enclosed in a headband, not a helmet. Forcefield FF Ltd. (New York) claims its protective sweatbands significantly reduce impact force and have CEII certification from INSPEC to prove it.
Canadian price looks higher, yet with the exchange rate, it's cheaper for Canadians to buy these protective headbands in Canada.
You save at least $5 - $10 at the .ca website before taxes and shipping:
USD $15 * exchange rate 1.431 = CAN $21.45 + Customs $9.952 + Duty up to 5.053 .com price = $36.45 .ca price = $29.95
USD $20 * exchange rate 1.431 = CAN $28.60 + Customs $9.952 + Duty up to 6.743 .com price = $45.29 .ca price = $34.95
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