Fallout 76 Nuka-Cola helmet recalled over mold

The last thing you want in an item worn over your face is mold.

Fallout 76 is a Bethesda game that’s already infamous for its endless train of bad decisions. Not only did it suffer a clunky launch, Bethesda also had to endure backlash over disappointing items included in the Collector’s Edition like the canvas bag. Now, another issue has surfaced regarding the Nuka-Cola version of wearable Fallout 76 helmet. If you own one, it’s advised that you don’t put it on your head, unless you want to risk breathing mold into your lungs.

Fallout 76 Nuka-Cola helmet recalled over mold

Fallout 76 Nuka-Cola helmet recalled over mold
If you purchased the Nuka-Cola version of wearable T-51 helmet for Fallout 76, you may want to look into a refund as the item is now being recalled due to the possible presence of mold.
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To avoid any confusion, the Nuka-Cola version of wearable T-51 helmet for Fallout 76 is not the one included in the Power Armor Edition, though they are identical in things like size and shape. The Nuka-Cola variant was one of 20,000 units available for purchase at retailers like GameStop and was manufactured by Chronicle Collectibles.

Sold for a whopping $149.99 (USD), buyers may be dismayed to hear the Nuka-Cola helmet for Fallout 76 comes with an unwanted feature… mold. Yes, you read that correctly. In a statement made by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, it was noted that the helmet’s inner lining may potentially contain mold. As expected, this is extremely dangerous, especially for an item you wear over your face.

“Mold can be present on the fabric insert inside the helmet, posing a risk of respiratory and other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs, or an allergy to mold.”

If you own one of these wearable mold farms, you can contact the retailer where you purchased your Nuka-Cola helmet and request a full refund. Or, you can keep it, though it’s advised that you don’t put it on and wear it. After hearing about the possibility of mold in the Nuka-Cola helmet for Fallout 76, what do you think? Is Fallout 76 the unluckiest game from Bethesda? We certainly think so! Let us know how you feel in the comments below!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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