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.
Name of Product: Football Helmet Chin Straps
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: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(tm) 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.
Sporting good stores nationwide and on the firm's Web site www.Nike.com
from April 2006 through October 2007 for about $20.
Consumers should stop using the chin strap immediately and contact Nike for a product voucher redeemable at www.nikestore.com