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At a time when parents and players are more concerned than ever about concussions and head injuries in football, one manufacturer is recalling thousands of football helmets due to their propensity to crack, posing a greater risk of head injuries to football players. Xenith is recalling almost 6,000 of its helmets after learning that a certain additive wasn't included in the paint mixture for the helmets, causing them to be more brittle.

Xenith sells youth and supplies some high school football teams, so here's what you need to know about the recall.

Most people regard used car salesmen with the same determined skepticism as a three-card Monte dealer on the street -- sure that there is some sleight of hand occurring to pull as much money out of their pocket as possible. And perhaps with good reason: John Oliver just exposed the seedy side of auto lending and the predatory tactics used car dealerships will use to screw over car buyers.

Well, add one more scam to the list. Road & Track magazine refers to it as the "spot delivery" scam or "yo-yo sale" and it is costing unsuspecting car buyers thousands of dollars.

As soon as the first cases of the Zika virus began appearing in the U.S., people have been clamoring for a cure or at least a preventative. Since then, almost 2,000 cases of Zika have been reported in America (479 of them pregnant women) and some less scrupulous companies have stepped in with supposedly "Zika-preventive" products.

Many, if not all, of these products fail to live up to the billing, however, and the New York Attorney General has issued cease and desist letters to companies, demanding they stop advertising ineffective products as preventing or protecting against Zika transmission.