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Rawlings Junior Batting Helmets announced a voluntary recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), because the surface paint on the helmets contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of federal lead paint standards.

The recall includes about 2,300 junior batting helmets with model number CFHLJR. The helmets are yellow and orange with black accents. The model number can be located on the back of the helmet.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products and to contact the retailer of purchase or Rawlings directly for a free replacement. The helmets were sold nationwide from July through November 2007 at sporting goods retailers.

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

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