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Don’t Trust Helmet Safety Claims, NY Attorney General Warns
Don’t Trust Helmet Safety Claims, NY Attorney General Warns

News Inferno; September 6, 2013

As professional football season starts, and school and youth leagues are also getting underway, New York Attorney General (AG) Eric T. Schneiderman just issued a warning concerning bogus football helmet safety claims.

Claims that a helmet is “concussion-proof” or is constructed of “anti-concussive” properties could be misleading, the AG said, according to Law360. These claims could mislead parents and could potentially be dangerous to players and their parents, according to Schneiderman who warned manufacturers touting product safety.

“Ensuring that manufacturers don’t mislead the public and endanger young New Yorkers is a key concern for my office,” Schneiderman said in a just-issued release.

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