Some Batting Helmets Recalled by Rawlings

(Editorís Note: The information below was released on May 28, 2008, by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.)

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Rawlings Junior Batting Helmets

Units: About 2,300

Importer: Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: Surface paint on the helmets contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves junior batting helmets with model number CFHLJR. The helmets come in yellow and orange with black accents. The model number can be found on the rear of the helmet.

Sold by: Sporting goods retailers nationwide from July 2007 through November 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact either the retailer where the product was purchased or Rawlings for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rawlings at 800-729-5464 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central U.S. Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the companyís Web site at

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