The New York Times has a look at the various warning labels that exist on football helmets. You know, the little stickers you’ve never read? If you had, you’d have noticed one manufacturer’s blunt instructions on how to safely use a football helmet: don’t.
For a decade, Schutt Sports has added its own safety tip to the boilerplate language mandated by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment. Schutt’s addition is striking:
No helmet system can protect you from serious brain and/or neck injuries including paralysis or death. To avoid these risks, do not engage in the sport of football.
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