Tuesday, October 9, 2007

RECALL: 1.6 Million Cub Scout Patches Due to Lead Paint Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kahoot Products of Roswell, Georgia, today announced a voluntary recall 1.6 million Cub Scouts Totem Badges. The surface paints on the badges contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. There were no reported incidents or injuries. The recalled Cub Scout Totem Badges measure 4½ inches x 3 inches with a square portion measuring 2¼ inches x 2¼ inches. The Boy Scout emblem is printed on the badge along with a wolf and bear. “PROGRESS TOWARD RANKS” is also printed on the badge. They were sold at Boy Scouts of America retail outlets nationwide from January 2000 through September 2007 and manufactured in China.
Parents should immediately remove the badges from clothing and keep the badges away from children. Contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free replacement badge. For additional information, contact Kahoot at 770-552-2921, or visit http://www.kahoot.com/

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