The Boy Scouts of America today announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout Outdoor Activity pins that depict a gold animal paw painted on a blue background sold between April 2016 and January 2020.
The pins were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA distributors and online at scoutshop.org. About 78,000 pins are affected although about 12% of the affected units are in inventory and have never been sold or distributed.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the affected pins, and the BSA has identified and fixed the problem that led to the recall. The recall was prompted when a regular quality assurance the BSA implements through a third-party testing lab indicated that parts of the pin’s face and shaft contained levels of lead above limits set by the federal government.
Families with a recalled pin should stop using it immediately. They’re entitled to an exchange or refund, even if they no longer have a receipt or the original tag.
How to tell whether you have a recalled pin
The recall applies to Cub Scout Outdoor Activity lapel pins. Other activity pins are not included in the recall.
If you threw away the receipt, that’s OK. If you purchased the pin between April 2016 and January 2020, follow the instructions below or visit your local Scout Shop.
What to do if you have a recalled pin
Families with a recalled pin should stop using it immediately.
Even if you no longer have a receipt, you are eligible for an exchange or refund.
Return the product to any Scout Shop or directly to the BSA’s National Distribution Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Instructions for returns can be found at this link.
Where to learn more
See this link from the Scout Shop and this link from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.