- The Boy Scouts of America is recalling 110,000 neckerchief slides due to concerns regarding unsafe lead levels.
- Four types of slides are being recalled following a “one-time production error” at a factory in China, the BSA’s national council said.
- Impacted neckerchief slides include Wolf, Bear, Lion, and Webelos slides sold between February and August 2018.
The Boy Scouts of America is recalling thousands of neckerchief slides due to concerns of unsafe lead content.
On Thursday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Boy Scouts of America announced that four types of slides, which are used to secure uniform neckerchiefs, had been recalled. Roughly 110,000 slides are impacted in the recall.
“The paint on the surface of the coloured portion of some neckerchief slides may contain levels of lead above limits set by the federal government,” the Boy Scouts of America’s national council said in a statement. “The paint, which has a baked enamel coating, may pose a lead exposure risk, though we believe the risk is low.”
The Wolf, Bear, Lion, and Webelos slides sold between February and August 2018 have been recalled due to concerns over the levels of lead. The slides where designed by the Boy Scouts of America in the US and manufactured in China.
“We have investigated the entire production process in cooperation with the manufacturer,” the BSA national council said in a statement. “We have identified an isolated, one-time production error which we believe caused this problem, and that error has been corrected.”
BSA senior management plans to visit the factory where the neckerchief slides are made next month. According to the BSA, there have not yet been any reported injuries related to the slides.
Neckerchief slides that have been recalled can be returned to any Scout Shop or the Boy Scouts of America’s National Distribution Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Customers do not need to have a receipt to return the slide.
More information on how to determine whether a neckerchief slide has been impacted can be found here.
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