Fallout 76 T-51b Power Armor Helmets sold by GameStop have prompted the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a recall order following mold risk concerns.
The reason for the recall order being issued involves the polyester/cotton blend fabric liner with elastic found on the inside of the Fallout 76 T-51b Power Armor Helmet.
Fallout 76 T-51b Power Armor Helmet Mold Risk Recall
"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.", the hazard description on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website reads.
GameStop is said to be contacting all purchasers directly. If you're the owner of one such helmet, which was sold both individually and with the game's Power Armor Edition (although the recall seems to apply only for the former), contacting GameStop should get you a full refund.
The Fallout 76 T-51b Power Armor Helmet mold risk recall situation is not the first merchandise mishap Bethesda's latest effort has faced. Previously, the promised canvas bags part of the Power Armor Edition proved to actually be nylon bags.
The situation took some strange turns with Bethesda blaming a shortage of canvas, then rewarding affected players with in-game currency that wouldn't be enough to purchase an in-game bag. Eventually, the publisher did issue replacements.
Fallout 76 is out now on PC, Xbox One and PS4.