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Cub Scout Wind Tech Jacket Recall

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Cub Scout Wind Tech Jacket Recall

Posted on 03 November 2011 by admin

The Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a voluntary recall of the blue Cub Scout Wind Tech jacket in youth sizes only.

The jackets have retractable cords with toggles at the hood/neck area and at the waist, which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Drawstrings can catch or become entangled with objects, such as a car door or playground slide, posing dragging, strangulation or entrapment hazards to children.

No injuries related to the Cub Scout jacket have been reported, nor has the CPSC specifically identified the Cub Scout jacket as non-compliant. However, BSA decided to voluntarily recall all youth sizes of the jacket as a preventative measure to protect the health and safety of all those who participate in our program.

Approximately 5,400 jackets were manufactured in China and imported to the United Stats.  The jackets were sold by Boy Scouts of America retail outlets nationwide and online at http://www.scoutstuff.org/ from November 2009 through July 2011 for approximately $32.

BSA is offering a full refund to consumers who have purchased the recalled jacket. Instructions for returning the product and obtaining the refund can be found at http://www.scoutstuff.org/retail/docs/jacket-recall.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Release #12-033

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2010 Anniversary Catalog

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2010 Anniversary Catalog

Posted on 30 September 2009 by admin

2010 Anniversary BSA CatalogThe National Supply Group has issued a 2010 Anniversary Catalog. In it you will find all items related to the 2010 Boy Scouts of America.

Items such as:
– Limited Edition Scout Stoneware
– Items to commemorate the Generations Connections Activity
– Boy Scouts of America Monopoly
– Anniversary Party Supplies
– Limited Edition Gnomes
– and much more!

You can browse the catalog online or download a pdf version.

Hat Tip: KISMIF.org – Awesome Cub Scouting!

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Skin Cancer Foundation Logo

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Skin Cancer Foundation Gives Seal of Recommendation to BSA Uniform

Posted on 15 June 2009 by admin

In August 2008, the Boy Scouts of America introduced a new Boy Scout uniform to commemorate its upcoming 100th Anniversary. The material for new uniform broke new ground for the group — it had an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) rating of 40+. In response to the innovation and concern for the millions of youth and adults who spend hundreds of hours doing outdoor activities, the uniform has been awarded The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation.

Skin Cancer Foundation LogoTo earn The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation, a product must be proven to aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin and must earn a UPF rating of 30+ or above. BSA’s Centennial uniform has earned this distinguished seal, receiving an excellent UPF rating of 40+.

The BSA’s sun-protective, uniform-approved apparel includes the Centennial Uniform Shirt and pants offered in 18 styles for youth, as well as adult men’s and women’s sizes. Some pant styles have convertible, zip-off components that are very popular with youth. Many people don’t give much thought to the amount of sun that their heads and scalps are exposed to on a daily basis. Consequently, three kinds of hats are available, each offering a UPF rating of 50+. As technology and textiles changes, the BSA will continue to add apparel pieces, all offering top UPF ratings, to its product line.

“For nearly 100 years, Scouting has given youth and adults a wide range of outdoor activities and safety education unlike any other youth-serving organization,” said Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. “Preparing Scouts for severe weather conditions is of highest priority–winter or summer, the right gear is critical. We will make sure that top-rated, sun-protective clothing is always available.”

About the BSA
Serving nearly 4.1 million young people between the ages of 7 and 20 with more than 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories, the Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

For details on the BSA’s Skin Cancer Foundation-approved line of sun-protective garments, visit www.scoutstuff.org. For more on sun safety and avoiding skin cancer risks, visit www.skincancer.org.

About The Skin Cancer Foundation
Now celebrating its 30th year, The Skin Cancer Foundation is committed to educating the public and medical professionals about sun safety. As leaders in the fight against skin cancer, the Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, detection and treatment of the world’s most common cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. To learn more about the Foundation and its programs, visit www.skincancer.org.

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