The Boy Scout motto is “always be prepared”—but nothing could have prepared the Boy Scouts of America for this: the U.S. Consumer Products and Safety Commission has just released information about a Boy Scout neckerchief slide recall because of unsafe levels of lead. Read on for all the details about this unusual recall.

Nearly 110,000 neckerchief slides have been sold at Boy Scouts of America retail stores and online at between February and August for around $6. The slides have colored enamel which contains lead that exceeds federal standards for safety. When ingested, high levels of lead can be deadly in young children.

Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission

The brass slides were sold in red wolf, green bear, orange lion and blue Webelos styles. Affected slides will have a white label on the back with “Made in China” and P.O. numbers 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630 identified.

Parents have been instructed to immediately stop using the neckerchief slides and to return them for a free replacement. They can also call the Boy Scouts of America at 800-323-0736 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday or email the BSA at Parents can also go online at and click on the Product Recall link at the bottom of the page for more information.

––Karly Wood

Feature Photo: Wiki Commons



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