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.
“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:
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.
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