Boy Scout Badges Recalled

The latest case of Chinese-made products containing too much lead concerns the Boy Scouts of America. The organization says a painted, plastic badge commonly worn by some of its youngest scouts is being voluntarily recalled after a test revealed high levels of lead in the paint.

As many as 1.6 million of the badges may be affected by the
recall.

The plastic totem badge is given to Cub Scouts. It has a yellow
and blue border, includes a picture of a bear and wolf and reads
"Progress Toward Ranks."

No illnesses have been reported. The badges are supplied by
Kahoot Products based in Roswell, Georgia.

The recall came the same day the Consumer Product Safety
Commission announced recalls of more than a half-million other
Chinese-made products because they contain dangerous levels of
lead.


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