Fallout 76 Power Armor helmets being recalled for mold

A recall has been issued for the Gamestop-exclusive Fallout 76 replica helmets due to mold concerns.


If you happen to be the owner of the Fallout 76 T-51b Power Armor replica helmet that was sold exclusively by Gamestop, you may want to stop wearing it daily and consider dusting it with some Lysol spray. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recently issued a recall for the replica helmet, citing mold concerns.

According to the recall, the polyester fabric insert inside the helmet may have been exposed to mold. The risks associated with breathing in mold can be particularly severe, including complications from allergies and respiratory infections. Should you be in possession of the affected T-51b Power Armor helmet, the recall notice asks that you immediately contact Gamestop, from which further instructions on returning the helmet and receiving a refund can be received.

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If the radiation doesn't get you first, the mold will (allegedly) finish the job.

This recall does not affect the replica helmet that was included as part of the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition bundle. The recalled helmet was available exclusively through Gamestop and there are around 20,000 units believed to be floating around in the wild. So far, there have been no reported incidents directly related to the possible mold contamination.

The replica helmet recall marks yet another piece of merchandise associated with Bethesda’s 2018 online RPG that has come under scrutiny. Around the time of the game’s launch, customer’s were unhappy with the quality of a Fallout 76 jacket sold by Bethesda, the omission of a game disc from the Power Armor Edition PC bundle, and inclusion of cheap nylon bags in Power Armor Edition bundles when canvas bags had been advertised. The track record for Fallout 76 merchandise leaves much to be desired.

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