The recall includes 78,000 outdoor activity pins, which contain high levels of lead and violate the federal lead content ban. 

By Nicole Harris
July 02, 2020
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On July 1, the Boy Scouts of America announced a recall on Cub Scout Activity Pins. These pins contain enough lead to surpass the federal lead content ban, according to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

The products involved in the recall include 78,000 rhomboid-shaped outdoor activity pins, which have a painted blue background, silver border, and gold animal paw print. They were sold at Boy Scouts of America stores,, and other authorized retailers from April 2016 through January 2020. They cost about $1. 

Lead was found on the face and shaft of the pins, according to the CPSC.  No injuries or incidents have been reported yet. 

Ingesting lead can cause adverse health effects, especially in children under 6 years old. Lead poisoning may present with symptoms like abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, constipation, irritability, and aggressiveness. Prolonged exposure may also lead to developmental delays, learning difficulties, seizures, and other intellectual effects in a child’s developing brain

Does your child have one of the recalled pins? Take it away immediately and return it to any Boy Scouts of America store. You can also get a refund (or merchandise credit) by contacting  Boy Scout of America’s National Distribution Center.

For more information, check out the recall notice from The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


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