Nike Football Helmet Chin Straps Recalled

Date:
November 13, 2007
Category:
Sporting Goods
Company/Brand:
Nike
The Danger:
The chin strap's plastic cup can break on contact, exposing the player to serious facial or head injuries.
Description:
This recall involves about 235,000 football helmet chin straps that consist of a plastic cup with a foam liner, straps, and four metal snaps. They were sold in both youth and adult sizes and come in black/gray and white/gray color combinations. The Nike Swoosh trademark is printed on the outside of the chin cup and DRI-FIT is printed on the foam liner. "Made in China" and one of the following four style numbers is printed on the inside of the strap:
  • FA0016 046
  • FA0016 130
  • FA0021 046
  • FA0021 130
Sold At:
Sporting goods stores nationwide and on the Web site www.nike.com from April 2006 through October 2007 for about $20.
What To Do:
Stop using the chin strap immediately and contact Nike for a product voucher redeemable at www.nikestore.com. For more information, contact Nike toll-free at (888) 583-6453 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.nikebiz.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08081.html

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