Well this is downright depressing. The Boy Scouts of America said Thursday that a painted badge commonly worn by some of its youngest scouts is being voluntary recalled after a test revealed high levels of lead in the paint.
Guess where they were made. Come on, I’ll give you one try… ding! ding! ding!
According to this AP story, as many as 1.6 million of the badges may be affected by the recall.
The badge is plastic and is given to Cub Scouts, who are usually between the ages of 7 and 8, the article says. The badge has a yellow and blue border, includes a picture of a bear and wolf and reads “Progress Toward Ranks.”
The badges are supplied by Kahoot Products Inc., based in Roswell, Ga. The company is calling for a voluntary recall of the badge and asking parents to take them away from their children.
No illnesses have been reported, the article says. The lead paint was discovered during a testing of Boy Scout products.