The recall affects 4 models of Boy Scout neckerchief slide, manufactured by Strategic Orient Sourcing, which were shown to contain “levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban” within the slides’ colored enamel, according to a recall notice issued Wednesday by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Committee (CPSC).
“We have investigated the entire production process in cooperation with the manufacturer, and we have identified an isolated, one-time production error which we believe caused this problem,” a Boy Scouts spokesperson said. “That error has been corrected. We are reviewing the quality controls we use to ensure the quality and safety of our products.”
Affected neckerchiefs are featured in red wolf, green bear, orange lion, and blue Webelos, the agency said. The following P.O. numbers can be found on white labels attached to the slides: 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630.
The slides, which were sold for $6 apiece from February to August of this year, secure the bandannas to the scout uniforms.
If you purchased a recalled neckerchief slide for your child or other loved one, you should return it to the Boy Scouts of America, or the distributor where you purchased it, for a free replacement.
To date, no injuries or other adverse events have been linked to the products, CPSC said.
Source: NBC News