Boy Scout Badges Recalled Because of Lead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - A common badge awarded to young Boy Scouts is being recalled amid concerns of high levels of lead.

As many as 1.6 million badges, which are made in China, may be affected by the voluntary recall.

Boy Scouts of America spokesman Gregg Shields says a supply of plastic totem badges, usually given to Cub Scouts between the ages of 7 and 8, contained unacceptable amounts of lead during product testing.

Sheilds says no illnesses have been reported.

Shields say the badges are supplied by Georgia-based Kahoot Products.

Kahoot is calling for a voluntary recall of the badge and asking parents to take them away from their children.

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