Chronicle recalls collectible helmets for risk of mold exposure

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UPDATE: The helmets that have been identified with mold-risk only include those that have a red painted finish with white-colored exterior tubing around the sides, shown in the image.

Only 32 units of the recalled helmets were actually sold and shipped to consumers, and all of those consumers have been identified and notified directly about the recall.

No other models, editions, or colors of Power Armor Helmets are involved in this recall.

Accordingly, the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition helmets, which have a gun-metal or grey color painted finish and gray or black colored exterior tubing around the sides, and which were sold as part of a bundle with a video game and other collectible items, are not being recalled. 

GRAPEVINE, Texas (WHTM) – About 20,000 collectible helmets sold by Gamestop have been recalled for possible mold.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says mold can be present on the fabric insert inside Chronicle T-51b Power Armor Helmets, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in people with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.

The one-size-fits-all helmet is made of ABS plastic and has a polyester/cotton blend fabric liner with elastic. The product name “T-51b” and “Power Armor Helmet” appears on the packaging.

The helmets were sold online at GameStop.com in June 2019 for about $150.

The safety agency said people should immediately stop using the recalled collectible helmets and contact GameStop for a full refund and return instructions.

GameStop is contacting all known purchasers directly.

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