One week ago I had to return my lacrosse helmet to the manufacture because of a safety error that the National Operating Committee for Standards for Athletic Equipment or NOCSAE found. NOCSAE's main purpose is to check safety equipment. I ended up sending my helmet back on the helmet manufacture's dime so it ended up being alright, but without NOCSAE being involved in checking products there might have been deaths regarding the piece of the helmet that they were unsatisfied with.
I'm glad that organizations like NOCSAE are looking out for my well being with ideological thinking. Organizations like these keep amount of head related injuries down. Without them lots of people could have been seriously injured.