Safety agency recalls Boy Scout neckerchief slides for lead content

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts salute during a Memorial Day ceremony in Linden, Mich., May 29, 2017 | File photo by Jake May/The Flint Journal - MLive.com via The Associated Press, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Several models of Boy Scout neckerchief slides are being recalled for lead content that exceeds federal standards.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, announced Thursday the voluntary recall of any Wolf, Bear, Lion and Webelos neckerchief slides sold between February 2018 and August 2018.

Boy Scout neckerchief slides subject to recall | Image courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, St. George News

“The colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead standard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues,” a CPSC-issued advisory reads.

The slides were sold exclusively at Boy Scouts of America retail stores and authorized distributors nationwide and online at Scoutshop.org for about $6.

The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled neckerchief slides and take them away from children.

The slides were manufactured in China by Strategic Orient Sourcing.

The products affected by the recall only include those associated with the following purchase order numbers, which are listed on a white “made in china” label tag attached to the back of the slide:

  • PO#200233281
  • PO#200236630
  • PO#200228276
  • PO#200231755
Location of the purchase order number on the back of Boy Scout neckerchief slides subject to recall | Image courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, St. George News

The slides may be returned to any Boy Scouts of America retail store or distributor for a free replacement, including any associated shipping costs. Returns for purchases on the Scout Shop website can be done online.

In Southern Utah, Boy Scout offices are located in St. George at 204 N. 1000 East and Cedar City at 444 S. Main Street #3A.

A representative at the St. George office said the slides can be refunded or replaced at the office, though so far not many people have come in to do so.

As of Thursday, the CPSC said no incidents or injuries have been reported in association with the neckerchief slides. Any incidents involving the products can be reported to the agency at the Safeproducts.gov website.

Boy Scouts of America customer service can be reached at 800-323-0736 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday-Friday or by email at customerservice@scoutshop.org.

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1 Comment

  • Kilroywashere September 28, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Have to laugh, sorry. Might want to stay away from Chinese baby formula, that only sickened 300,000 babies. Bad vaccines are the new trend in China this year. If your house was built in the late 70s or early 80s, your drywall may be radioactive if it is of Chinese origin. I think you can buy a Geiger counter at Ace Hardware. But if you buy meds or supplements over the internet, there is a good chance they may not be what you think, especially if the price is to good to be true. Always know the country of origin Caveat emptor

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