According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, The Boy Scouts of America has recalled Cub Scout outdoor activity pins because the pin’s face and shaft contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the rhomboid-shaped pin is silver with a gold animal paw painted on a blue background.

Cub Scout Recall

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pin away from children and return the pin to any Boy Scouts of America retail store or contact Boy Scout of America’s National Distribution Center for a full refund, including shipping, or for a merchandise credit. 

You can reach the Boy Scouts of America at 800-323-0736 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information

The pins were sold exclusively at Boy Scouts of America retail stores and authorized distributors nationwide and online from Apr. 2016 through Jan. 2020 for about $1.No injuries have been reported. 

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


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