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Category Press Release
Publish Date 12/17/2018
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Lead Poisoning Hazard Prompts the Recall of Neckerchief Slides from Renowned Scout and Youth Organization
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers comprehensive lead testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify lead hazards from consumer products, toys, paint, dust, food, liquid and soil samples.

Cinnaminson, NJ,  December 17th , 2018

Earlier this fall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of approximately 110,000 neckerchief slides used by one of the largest scout and youth organizations in the United States due to potentially dangerous lead levels. The brass uniform pieces were sold in four styles including red wolf, green bear, orange lion and blue Webelos. The “Made in China” and P.O. number 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630 are printed on a white label attached to the back of the neckerchief slides in question.

The products were sold exclusively at the organization’s retail stores and authorized distributors nationwide, in addition to online sales from February 2018 through August of this year. Those with the recalled products are being advised to immediately stop using the neckerchief slides, take them away from children, and return them to any of the organization’s retail store or distributor for a free replacement neckerchief slide, including shipping.

“With a few limited exceptions, all children's products manufactured in or imported into the United States must not contain more than 100 parts per million (ppm) of total lead content in accessible parts,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “This is a CPSC requirement. Manufacturers and importers must certify, based on the results of third party testing, that their children's products comply with this requirement limiting total lead content.”

Working with manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers to help prevent these types of costly product recalls are the laboratory experts at EMSL Analytical, Inc. They offer rapid product and material testing services to identify lead and other potential hazards.

To learn more about lead or other consumer product, environmental, health and safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 45 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.
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