They look like a pair of Ray Bans.
I really appreciate you doing the research on this. Goes to show not even everyone at Oakley has noticed the change or knows the reasoning for it. Maybe its nothing, maybe its everything, but I won't use my eyes as a guinea pig without proper spec.For those of you who are following the Z80.3 / Z87.1 questions - here is a pic from the foldout in my OO9174-04 Carbon Blade. It does specifically state the Z80.3:2008, but the PPE and impact requirement references are different. I did call Oakley and the first dude (gentleman, Sir) I talked to almost got pissed when I told him the lenses were not Z87.1 - he insisted it was a typo on the website and suggest I read the paperwork that came with the glasses, which I did. He was not aware. He was of few words, almost speechless as that standard has been a pillar of Oakley. I was then transferred to a manager who knows I have a half dozen pairs of glasses I am 'concerned' about and would like answers. I do expect they will get back to me as they also seemed quite interested.
Note there are some other standards mentioned for PPE - they may be inline with Z87.1, or Z87.1 could have evolved into something you need to certify on the glasses themselves, as I noted in a previous post.
Regardless I won't be playing paintball or getting into a shootout anytime soon (I hope?). I am more concerned about the quality and clarity of the lenses and how they protect my eyes from what I cannot see. I have read the FDA Reg. CFR 801.410 and their standard 'Basic' impact resistance and may be sufficient for me and my workplace. I have not had time to browse the 89/686/EEC.
This info was taken from a carbon blade and therefore applies in context. Future posts regarding this matter will be posted in a new thread once I hear back from Oakley.
here is the excerpt - sorry sideways...
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