Communication received from the FIG informs us that the equipment company United Athletic International is selling uncertified landing mats.
Lausanne (SUI) / FIG Office, October 10, 2012
We regret to inform you that the firm :
UNITED ATHLETIC INTERNATIONAL
401 Marshall Road, Suite C
VALLEY PARK, MO 63088
is selling landing mats which are not certified by FIG.
United Athletic International have refused to make the necessary corrections in their website. (To delete the FIG certificate which expired since March 31, 2004 and to delete the FIG abbreviation which may not be used unless they have valid certificates).
It is understood that the landing mats sold by United Athletic International cannot be allowed to be used at international competitions.
The licensed athletes would not be covered by the FIG insurance.
We kindly ask you to warn your clubs accordingly.
FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE GYMNASTIQUE
André F. GUEISBUHLER, Secretary General
It is important to always make sure that your gymnastics club is using FIG approved equipment to ensure that we protect the health and safety of our gymnasts.
Via the FIG by email.