Monday, January 17, 2011

FTC Looking Into Helmet Claim

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into potentially misleading and deceptive trade practices by the football helmet manufacturer Riddell. Riddell is the official helmet manufacturer of the NFL.

According to the Associated Press, there is concern over statements on Riddell's website where the say that that research shows a "31 percent reduction in the risk of concussion in players wearing a Riddell Revolution football helmet when compared to traditional helmets."

According to United States Senator Tom Udall, who requested the investigation, there is little evidence supporting Riddell's safety claims. Riddell called the allegations unfounded and unfair, and welcomes the review.

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