Product Recall: Fallout Power Armor Collectible Helmet

Product Recall: Fallout Power Armor Collectible Helmet

With Halloween fast approaching, we have an important product recall to announce regarding the video game Fallout 76. This may seem a bit unorthodox since this game has a “Mature” rating, but let’s be realistic: plenty of kids play these games. To that level, plenty of kids may have purchased the Fallout 76 Power Armor collectible helmet. Unfortunately, that helmet won’t be a good idea for Halloween. 

Read on to learn more about why this product was recalled.

Why Was the Fallout 76 Power Armor Collectible Helmet Recalled?

According to a recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Chronicle Collectibles is recalling its GameStop-exclusive Fallout 76 Power Armor collectible helmet. Apparently, the helmet was discovered to be at risk for mold exposure. It should be noted that this is the helmet sold via GameStop, not the helmet that came with the collector’s edition of Fallout 76

To clarify, Bethesda, the creators of the game, released a statement to the popular gaming news website, DualShockers: “The helmets that are being recalled are not from our Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, but are instead a different line of helmets sold exclusively by GameStop. The Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition helmets are unaffected. Consumers should visit the product recall page for instructions if they have purchased the GameStop helmet.” 

What to Do if You Own This Item

As Bethesda explained, you can learn more from the official recall page. If you own one of the affected models, you should immediately stop using it. Next, contact GameStop for a full refund and return instructions. In the meantime, GameStop is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Details for Recalled Fallout 76 Power Armor Collectible Helmets

Here is a photo of the recalled product:

 

Here is the recall information, directly from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's official website:

Name of product:

Power Armor Collectible Helmets

Hazard:

Mold can be present on the fabric insert inside the helmet, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.

Remedy:

Refund

Recall date:

September 19, 2019

Units:

About 20,000 

Consumer Contact:

GameStop  at 800-883-8895 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at ProductSafety@gamestop.com with “Product Recall” as the email subject, or online at www.GameStop.com and click on the “Recall” link at the top of the page for more information.

Description:

This recall involves the T-51b Power Armor Helmet. The one-size fits-all helmet is constructed of ABS plastic and has a polyester/cotton blend fabric liner with elastic. The product name “T-51b” and “Power Armor Helmet” appears on the product packaging. 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled collectible helmets and contact GameStop for a full refund and return instructions. GameStop is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:

Online at GameStop.com in June 2019 for about $150.

Manufacturer(s):

Chronicle LLC, of Irving, Texas

Importer(s):

GameStop Inc., of Grapevine, Texas  

Manufactured In:

China

Recall number:

19-781

It’s too bad that the Fallout 76 Power Armor collectible helmet is a hazard. On a positive note, at least the companies involved are doing the right thing. Parents and all customers should reach out to GameStop as soon as possible. It’s the best way to avoid any unnecessary danger. In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the Child Safety Blog for other recall notices and helpful tips on keeping kids out of harm’s way. 

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