The Boy Scouts of America has announced the voluntary recall of the Cub Scout Recognition Kit (item #01804). The award which is given to Cub Scouts, who are usually 7 or 8 years old, has tested positive for high levels of lead in the paint. This recall may affect as many as 1.6 million of the badges, which are made in China. No illnesses have been reported. The badges are sold through the National Boy Scout Supply Group, and are supplied by Kahoot Products Inc., based out of Roswell, Georgia.
From the Boy Scouts of America:
Cub Scout Immediate Recognition Kit Recall
The Boy Scouts of America has directed all of its Scout Shops and all retailers who sell the product to remove it from their shelves immediately and return it to us. Purchasers will be advised by Kahoot as to further action to be taken.
We are also contacting our councils and asking them through their websites and newsletters to urge anyone who may have purchased the item to remove the Cub Scout Recognition totem badge from their children’s possession and, until further instructions are received, keep it in a safe place where only adults will have access to them.
Our highest priority is the safety of our youth members and their families.
Boy Scouts of America apologizes for any concerns this matter causes parents. BSA is doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of all those who participate in our programs.