The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February 2018 and August 2018.
The affected products include the orange Lion, red Wolf, green Bear and blue Webelos slides. The $6 slides were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA distributors and online at scoutshop.org. About 110,000 slides are affected.
The Tiger slide is not involved in the recall. Neither are Boy Scout neckerchief slides or any neckerchief slide sold before February 2018.No injuries have been reported as a result of the affected slides, and the BSA has identified and fixed the problem that led to the recall. The recall was prompted by the discovery that the paint on the surface of the colored portion of the slides may contain levels of lead above limits set by the federal government.
Families with a recalled slide 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.
UPDATE: We will be collecting all the slides from our pack this coming Pack Night October 19th, Please Paulie, Jimmy or myself at Pack Night for the form to be filled out and collection of the slides. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you as always!
1. Collect all neckerchief slides from your unit and put them in a zip-lic bag
2. The pack will bring those slides to the scout shop for an exchange. Please do NOT have parents just come in and exchange for their own child.
3. New slides with NOT be available until the middle of October so please do not send someone until you hear from me again. Due to the volume of slides that need to be exchanged in our council it may take some time to replace all of the them. i will speak with the scout shop as we get closer to the time they will arrive and find out if we'll have enough to replace all at once or over a period of time.
BSA apologizes for this tremendous inconvenience and request your understanding in replacing the slides. Thanks everyone!