Catcher's Gear - Helmet CareUpdated Thursday November 14, 2013 by David Schittler.
Catcher's Helmet Care:
After each use, the helmet should be inspected for damage and debris. Inspect shell and cage for signs of damage (i.e. cracks, dents, interior padding missing). Check all wire cage and strap attachment screws to make sure they are securely in place. Tighten any loose screws until snug. Do not over tighten. Clean/remove all caked dirt and loose debris from the interior and exterior of the helmet. Wipe with wet cloth using warm water. Should further cleaning be necessary, a mild soap can be used. Do not submerge in water. Never apply solvents, strong cleaning/polishing agents or paint to the helmet. The use of such products will void the warranty and can adversely affect the performance of the shell. The helmet should be stored in a cool, dry place when not in use. If the helmet is damp after use or cleaning, let it dry before being stored. Never leave it in a car trunk or other environment that may experience extremely hot temperatures.
Do not use the helmet if the shell is visibly deformed or cracked.
Do not use the helmet if the interior padding has deteriorated.
Clean only with warm water and mild soap.
Do not paint the helmet or attach non-approved accessories.