Fallout 76 Helmet Mold

This is one of those stories that you just couldn't make up. After finally sorting out all that Fallout 76 collector's edition bag nonsense, Bethesda's been hit with another wave of bad press thanks to a collectable Fallout 76 power armour helmet. The admittedly cool looking headgear first went on sale back in June at GameStop for a whopping $150, but now, after being deemed a health hazard, it's being recalled.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission points out that mould can build up on a fabric inside the Chronicle-made helmet, potentially causing health issues. Generally speaking, a small amount of mould usually isn't a problem for most people, but being exposed to it can be particularly nasty if you have a weakened immune system, or if you suffer from respiratory damage or allergies.

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The bottom line is that if your helmet's got mould growing in it, you really shouldn't be wearing it, regardless of how healthy you are. According to the Commission, 20,000 of these things were made, and buyers are asked to return the product to GameStop and get a refund.

What do you make of this? Please try to avoid mould whenever possible in the comments section below.

[source cpsc.gov]