Wednesday, October 27, 2004

This Is a Spelling Mistake You Wouldn't Want to Make ...

Health campaign makes 'L' of a mistake
Last Updated Wed, 27 Oct 2004 16:00:39 EDT

HALIFAX, N.S. - An embarrassing spelling mistake has caused Nova Scotia's Health Department to recall thousands of pins meant to support the annual flu-shot campaign.

The letter "L" was omitted from the word "public" on pins given out to health-care workers.

The pins are attributed to the "Office of Health Promotion and Pubic Health Services."

Health Department spokesperson Melissa MacKinnon said 4,700 pins are being recalled. She said the mistake will cost the government $2,200.

She said she isn't sure how many people wore the pins.

The pins were redesigned for the first time in years, which led to the error, MacKinnon said.