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Old 10-05-2007, 02:07 PM
 
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More than a million Made-in-China Boy Scout badges are being recalled for having unacceptably high lead levels, a US scouting spokesman said Friday.

"During a routine test of products, Boy Scouts of America found that one component of a totem, a cub scout recognition item, contains unacceptable amounts of lead" said Gregg Shields, a spokesman for the Dallas, Texas-based group.

There was no incident reported linked to the recognition badges worn on the uniforms of boys aged 7-8.

But the scouts asked all members to hand them in where they were purchased, and ordered them off the market.

"We have directed all of our shops and retailers who sell the products to remove it from their shelves immediatly and (maker) Kahoot has called for a voluntary consumer recall and urged anyone who may have purchased the item to remove it from their children's possession," the spokesman added.

Lead can cause learning disabilities in children if it enters the bloodstream. It has been illegal in US paints since 1978.

Made-in-China Boy Scout badges recalled for lead levels
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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OK, this is a bit of an overreaction. You can only ingest lead by eating it.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I wonder.....were all my lead soldiers that I had as a kid, conspiring to kill me?
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:49 PM
 
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I wonder.....were all my lead soldiers that I had as a kid, conspiring to kill me?
Doodoodoodoo........maybe
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