Postal Service May Destroy ‘Just Move’ Stamps Over Safety Concerns

by Sterling Beard

The United States Postal Service (USPS) may destroy an entire press run of a stamp series over safety concerns about the images on three out of the 15 stamps in the series.

The stamps, which were aimed at getting children to be more active, featured kids cannonballing into a pool, skateboarding without kneepads, and performing a headstand without a helmet. Postalnews, a blog run by Brian Sheehan, a retired postal employee from Massachusetts, reports that USPS Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Nagisa Manabe asked First Lady Michelle Obama to take part in a first day ceremony for the stamps.

Upon reviewing the stamps, members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, which was launched by Michelle Obama in 2010, raised their concerns.

UPDATE: This post has been amended since its initial publication.

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