|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 583-6453
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Nike Recalls Football Helmet Chin Straps Which Can Break and Pose Risk of Serious Injury
WASHINGTON, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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.
Incidents/Injuries: Nike 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.
Description: The 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
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