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Boy Scouts of America recalls cub scout activity pins due to violation of the federal lead content ban

Boy Scouts of America is recalling about 78,00 cub scout activity pins due to violation of the federal lead content ban.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the pin’s face and shaft contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

This recall involves Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scout outdoor activity pins. The rhomboid-shaped pin is silver with a gold animal paw painted on a blue background.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pin away from children and return the pin to any Boy Scouts of America retail store or contact Boy Scouts of America’s National Distribution Center for a full refund, including shipping, or for a merchandise credit.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The pins were sold at Boy Scouts of America retail stores and authorized distributors nationwide and online at scoutshop.org from April 2016 through January 2020 for about $1.

Consumers can contact Boy Scouts of America at 1-800-323-0736 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at scoutshop.org and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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