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White House Calls Postage Stamps Encouraging Fitness Unsafe
A collection of U.S. postage stamps encouraging kids to play sports and lead active lifestyles was recalled after White House officials deemed the activities involved, like skateboarding and cannon-balling into a swimming pool, unsafe, according to a postal service official.
The Just Move collection of stamps, designed by Eli Noyes, were intended to promote the governments Lets Move campaign advocating physical fitness, a cause championed by first lady Michelle Obama.
Officials from the Presidents Council on Fitness saw the collection of 15 stamps and objected to at least three of them, a U.S. Postal Service official confirmed to ABC News.
The stamps deemed unsafe by federal officials included illustrations of kids skateboarding without kneepads, doing a cannonball dive into a swimming pool, and doing a handstand without wearing a helmet.
The story was first reported by Linns Stamp News. According to USPS spokesman Roy Betts, the story is accurate but for a detail that the collection would be destroyed. Betts told ABC News, The stamps are on hold and a decision would be made later.
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