Thousands of parents of scouts will need to return activity pins due to lead content. On July 1, 2020, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a federal recall for approximately 78,000 units of Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scout outdoor activity pins. The diamond-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 Scout of America’s National Distribution Center for a full refund, including shipping, or for a merchandise credit. The pin contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. No accidents have been reported, but lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
The pins were sold exclusively at Boy Scouts of America retail stores and authorized distributors nationwide and online at www.scoutshop.org from April 2016 through January 2020 for about $1. These pins were manufactured in China, imported by Symbol Arts LLC, of Ogden, Utah and distributed by Boy Scouts of America, of Charlotte, N.C. The recall number is 20-144.
Contact Boy Scouts of America at 800-323-0736 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.scoutshop.org and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.