Helmet safety: chin strap recall by Nike
Today, NIke recalled almost a quarter million football helmet chin straps because they broke under stress. The Company had received reports of 18 injuries caused after chin strips failed during play allowing the player's helmet to come off. The injuries varied from severe concussions to facial lacerations and apparently occurred over a period of years prior to the recall. Prior studies have shown that recalls of this sort actually recapture less than ten percent of the recalled products from the market, as consumers are either unaware of the recall or fail to respond.
Not surprisingly, the chin straps were manufactured in China.