WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Name of Product: Neckerchief slides
Hazard: The colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled neckerchief slides, take them away from children and return them to any Boy Scouts of America retail store or distributor for a free replacement neckerchief slide, including shipping.
Consumer Contact: Boy Scouts of America at 800-323-0736 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.scoutshop.org and click on the Product Recall link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 110,000
This recall involves Boy Scouts of America's neckerchief slides. The brass neckerchief slides were sold in four styles: red wolf, green bear, orange lion and blue Webelos. "Made in China" and P.O. number 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630 are printed on a white label attached to the back of the neckerchief slide.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold Exclusively At: Boy Scouts of America retail stores and authorized distributors nationwide and online at www.scoutshop.org from February 2018 through August 2018 for about $6.
Importer/Distributor: Boy Scouts of America, of Charlotte, N.C.
Manufacturer: Strategic Orient Sourcing, of China
Manufactured in: China
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Recall Number: 18-239
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