Surface paints on the recalled helmets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
The recalled product is a six-inches tall, modeled after the helmet worn by race car driver Jeff Gordon. The helmet is red and blue with a black visor, and is painted with various sponsor logos and playing cards. The UPC number 095855720029 is located on the bottom of the product's packaging. No other Riddell mini helmet models are included in this recall.
They were sold at Academy stores and other retailers nationwide, as well as the Web site, www.nascar.com, from February 2007 through October 2007 for about $40.
Consumers should take the recalled helmets away from young children immediately and contact Riddell to receive a full refund.
For further information, contact Riddell at (800) 611-8114 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.riddell.com