‘Fallout’ Helmet Sold by GameStop Recalled Because It’s Prone to Growing Mold

‘Fallout’ Helmet Sold by GameStop Recalled Because It’s Prone to Growing Mold

Fallout 76 has produced a never-ending stream of problems for developer Bethesda and series fans. The latest dust-up involves a rather gross-sounding recall for an officially licensed collectible.

Chronicle, a Texas-based company that manufactures collectibles, issued a recall on a wearable red Power Armor helmet sold through Gamestop last week. “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled collectible helmets and contact GameStop for a full refund and return instructions,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on a page about the recall. “GameStop is contacting all known purchasers directly.”

The life-sized helmet is modeled after the Power Armor found in the world of Fallout, specifically the T-51b variant, and painted in the colors of a Nuka-Cola bottle. It wasn’t part of a pre-order bonus and was sold exclusively through Gamestop. The issue, according to the CPSC, is that the lining of the helmet is prone to growing mold. “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,” it said.

GameStop spokespeople weren’t immediately available to comment, but we will update this article if we hear back.

Bethesda’s Fallout 76 had a notoriously rocky launch. Bethesda advertised the $300 Power Armor Edition of the game, which included its own power armor helmet not affected by this recall as well as a canvas bag. When the game shipped, the Power Armor Edition came with a cheap nylon bag that upset fans that Bethesda scrambled to replace. Bottles of branded Nuka-Cola rum going for $80 a bottle also suffered from delays and reportedly poor quality.

According to the CPSC, about 20,000 of the helmets are out there in the wild. No one has reported any injuries or illness.

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