According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Chronicle LLC are recalling all their Nuka-Cola Power Armor helmets. These were special Fallout 76 promotional items, and you could only get them at GameStop. The reason for the recall is that the fabric insert can contain mold, which in turn can cause serious health issues. Luckily, these helmets are not the same as the ones in the Fallout 76 Power Armor edition.
Whatever vengeful deity Bethesda angered for Fallout 76 to end up the disaster it was still isn’t done. The latest in the series of blunders is the recall of the special, collectible Nuka-Cola Power Armor helmets. These were promotional items sold exclusively in GameStop, for a meager price of $150. Why is the recall happening? Well, according to the CPSC website: “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.” Fun!
Now, those of you that have purchased the Power Armor edition of Fallout 76, don’t panic. These Nuka-Cola helmets, pictured above and made by Chronicle LLC, are not the same as yours. They do look almost identical, but they’re not. At least, not that we know so far. Given that the monkey paw that Todd Howard wished upon still has some fury left, I wouldn’t rule anything out just yet. But, as of writing this article, the Fallout 76 Power Armor edition helmets are perfectly safe. To be truthful, this isn’t even Bethesda’s fault, they just gave the licence to Chronicle.
If you have bought one of the potentially moldy helmets, stop using them immediately. Then, click on the link we’ve provided above to find out how you can return the item and get your refund. So far, there have been no injuries caused by this mold, luckily. Don’t be the first one.