On November 13, Nike recalled about 235,000 football helmet chin straps. The chin strap’s plastic cup can break as a result of contact, exposing the player to facial or head injuries. Like many toys that have been recently recalled these straps were made in China.
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.
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.
Nike has urged consumers to stop using the straps immediately and to apply for a product voucher redeemable at www.nikestore.com.
If you or a family member have been injured as a result of one of these straps breaking you may be entitled to compensation for the harms and losses incurred as a result of the defective strap.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.