NY AG Warns Football Helmet Users Can't Trust Safety Claims

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT) -- New York Attorney General Eric T. Scheiderman warned Thursday, at the outset of the professional football season, that claims by equipment makers of helmets that boast "anti-concussive" properties cannot be relied upon — especially by parents of children who play the game.

Any claims suggesting that a particular helmet is "anti-concussive" or "concussion-proof" may be misleading and potentially dangerous by giving players and parents a false sense of security, the attorney general said in an ominous warning to manufacturers looking for a marketing edge.

"Ensuring that manufacturers don't mislead the public and endanger young New Yorkers is a key concern for my...

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