The FTC ruling means that Brian-Pad Inc. will no longer be able to make claims that its products reduce the risk of concussion without conducting a scientific study that proves those claims.
Udall introduced the Children's Sports Athletic Equipment Safety Act, S. 601, which would increase potential penalties for companies using false injury prevention claims to sell helmets and other sports equipment. The bill would also ensure that new and reconditioned football helmets for high school and younger players meet safety standards that address concussion risks for young athletes.
"Concussions are a very serious health concern, especially for young athletes, and it is important that athletes, parents and coaches know the truth about the limitations of sports equipment in preventing concussions,” Rockefeller said.
Democratic Sens. Richard BlumenthalRichard BlumenthalOvernight Healthcare: Biden hints at new money for cancer research | Trump details opioid plan | Dem urges feds to reject EpiPen settlement Dem calls on DOJ to reject EpiPen settlement Why Yahoo's breach could turn the SEC into a cybersecurity tiger MORE (Conn.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Charles SchumerCharles SchumerImmigration was barely covered in the debates GOP leaders advise members to proceed with caution on Trump Senate Dems demand answers from Wells Fargo over treatment of military MORE (N.Y.) are all co-sponsors of Udall's bill.