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Boy Scouts of America recalls Cub Scout activity pins

The pin’s face and shaft contain excessive levels of lead

Photo source: CPSC
Boy Scouts of America of Charlotte, N.C., is recalling about 78,000 Cub Scout activity pins.

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.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scout outdoor activity pins. The rhomboid-shaped pin is silver with a gold animal paw painted on a blue background.

The pins, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Boy Scouts of America retail stores and authorized distributors nationwide and online at from April 2016, through January 2020, for about $1.

What to do

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.

Consumers may contact 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 Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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