Scout Badges Recalled Over Lead Concerns

 

Dallas (AP) – The latest case of Chinese-made products containing too much lead concerns the Boy Scouts of America.

 

The organization says a painted, plastic badge commonly worn by some of its youngest scouts is being voluntarily recalled after a test revealed high levels of lead in the paint.

 

As many as 1.6 million of the badges may be affected by the recall.

 

The plastic totem badge is given to Cub Scouts. It has a yellow and blue border, includes a picture of a bear and wolf and reads “Progress Toward Ranks.”

 

No illnesses have been reported. The badges are supplied by Kahoot Products based in Roswell, Georgia.

 

The recall came the same day the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced recalls of more than a half-million other Chinese-made products because they contain dangerous levels of lead.

 

This article was taken from the wis tv 10 website my local news (in the trouble shooter section)

 

 

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WHILE READING THE LOCAL PAPER I SAW AN ARTICLE ABOUT HOW TO TEST YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS FOR LEAD. THE KIT IS BY THE COMPANY FIRST ALERT WHICH MANY OF US USE THEIR HOME PROTECTION DEVICES SUCH AS SMOKE AND RADON GAS DETECTORS.

YOU CHOOSE FROM A “RAPID” OR “PATENTED LEACH” METHOD OF TESTING.

FOR RAPID RESULTS YOU DIP THE SWAB INTO A SOLUTION VIAL AND WIPE THE SURFACE FOR 30 TO 60 SECONDS AND IF YOU GET A YELLOW, BROWN, OR BLACK COLOR ON THE SWAB IT HAS DETECTED LEAD.. NO COLOR CHANGE MEANS NO LEAD PRESENT.

THE PATENETED LEACH METHOD LETS YOU GAUGE THE AMOUNT OF LEAD THAT MIGHT BE PRESENT.

AVAILABLE AT http://WWW.FIRSTALERT.COM AND AT HARDWARE STORES ACROSS THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS. FIRST ALERT SELL THE KITS FOR $12.99 ON ITS SITE.

I THOUGHT THIS WAS AN APPROPRIATE ARTICLE TO ADD TO THIS SERIOUS PROBLEM THAT HAS BEEN REOCCURING IN OUR NATIONS IMPORTED GOODS SECTOR.

By mopar73mopar on October 28th, 2007 at 8:34 am

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