May 27, 2008
Alert #08-575

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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 (800) 729-5464 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Batting Helmet