Nike Recalls Football Helmet Chin Straps

Nike has recalled around 235,000 football helmet chin straps with any one of these four style numbers printed on the inside of the strap: FA0016 046, FA0016 130, FA0021 046, or FA0021 130. The chin strap’s plastic cup has broken in several instances as a result of contact during play which exposes the player to facial and head injuries. So far, Nike has received 18 reports of the chin strap breaking: two reports of concussions, two reports of facial injuries requiring stitches, and a report of a broken nose. These helmets were sold April 2006 – October 2007 for about $20, came in black/gray and white/gray color combinations, and were made in China. You can contact Nike directly at their toll-free number (888) 583-6453 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT during the week, or you can go to their website at


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