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Fallout 76 Helmet Recalled as a ‘Breeding Ground for Bacteria’

Gamers beware! A wearable Fallout 76 helmet is under recall as it has been determined to be “a breeding ground for mold bacteria.” More than 20,000 units of the product are under recall.

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a collectible model of Fallout’s T-51B helmet because the polyester and cotton fabric inserts inside the helmet allow for the bacteria to grow. The helmets were sold exclusively at GameStop.

The recall notice reads, “Mold can be present on the fabric insert inside the helmet, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.”

Consumers can request a full refund from Gamestop. To date, there are no illnesses or injuries reported as a result of this issue. GameStop is, however, reaching out to their customers directly on this matter.

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