Boy Scout Badges Recalled over Lead Concerns
The AP reports that The Boy Scouts of America said Thursday that a painted, plastic badge commonly worn by some of its youngest scouts is being voluntary recalled after a test revealed high levels of lead in the paint. As many as 1.6 million of the badges, which are made in China, may be affected by the recall.
This news comes amidst reports of other Chinese-made children’s toys and other items that have been recalled throughout the year because they contain dangerous levels of lead. High levels of lead can be toxic if ingested by young children. Under current regulations, children's products found to have more than 0.06 percent lead accessible to users are subject to a recall.
As the Holidays and toy buying season approaches, parents as well as businesses are concerned.