Nike Football Helmet Chin Strap Recall
Nike Recalls Football Helmet Chin Straps Which Can Break and Pose Risk of Serious Injury
D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the
following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Football Helmet Chin Straps
Units: About 235,000
Manufacturer: Nike Inc., of Beaverton, Ore.
Hazard: The chin strap’s plastic cup can break as a result of contact, exposing the player to facial or head injuries.
has received 18 reports of the chin strap breaking, including two
reports of concussions, two reports of facial lacerations requiring
stitches, and a report of a broken nose.
recalled football helmet chin strap consists 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, or FA0021 130.
Sold at: Sporting good stores nationwide and on the firm’s Web site www.Nike.com from April 2006 through October 2007 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the chin strap immediately and contact Nike for a product voucher redeemable at www.nikestore.com
Consumer Contact: For
additional information, contact Nike toll-free at (888) 583-6453
between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s
Web site at www.nikebiz.com
The recalled football helmet chin strap was made in China
and was sold at sporting good stores throughout the United
States from April 2006 through October 2007, the safety agency
Consumers should stop using the chin strap immediately and
contact Nike for a redeemable product voucher, it said.
Nike received 18 reports of the chin strap breaking and
injuries that included two concussions, two facial cuts that
required stitches and a broken nose, the safety agency said.
The chin strap consists of a plastic cup with a foam liner,
straps and four metal snaps. The strap sold for about $20 and
was offered in both youth and adult sizes.
The safety agency posted photographs of recalled chin strap
and details on its Web site at
(Reporting by Julie Vorman; editing by Andre Grenon)