The Consumer Product Safety Commission released this information today about the latest voluntary recall of a child-related product due to excessive levels of toxic lead, which can cause permanent brain damage.
Name of Product: Cub Scouts Totem Badges
Units: About 1.6 million Distributor: Kahoot Products Inc., of Roswell, Ga.
Hazard: The surface paints on the badges contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Cub Scout Totem Badges measure 41⁄2 inches x 3 inches with a square portion measuring 21⁄4 inches x 21⁄4 inches. The Boy Scout emblem is printed on the badge along with a wolf and bear. "PROGRESS TOWARD RANKS" is also printed on the badge.
Sold at: Boy Scouts of America retail outlets nationwide from January 2000 through September 2007.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Parents should immediately remove the badges from clothing and keep the badges away from children. Contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free replacement badge.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kahoot at (770) 552-2921, or visit the firms Web site at www.kahoot.com
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