|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
November 13, 2003
Release # 04-032
Target Phone Number: (800) 440-0680 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Target Corporation Announce Recall of Multicolored Sidewalk Chalk
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firms named below, today announced
voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Multicolored Sidewalk Chalk
Units: 26,000 Packages
Manufacturer/Importer: Manufactured by Agglo Corporation, Hong Kong and
imported by Target Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The multicolored sidewalk chalk contains high levels of lead,
posing a risk of poisoning to young children. The Wisconsin Department
of Health tested the chalk and identified the lead in the chalk.
Description: The sidewalk chalk is packaged in plastic that is molded
to five sticks of chalk and a cardboard backing that is labeled "Double
Dipp'n Fun." Each stick of chalk is triangular shaped and multicolored,
with three colors layered together (green, red, yellow, or blue). This
recall does not affect solid color chalk sold in the same packaging.
Sold at:The sidewalk chalk was sold at Target stores from March 2003
to July 2003 for about $1 per package.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should return the multicolored sidewalk chalk to
Target stores for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Target Corporation at (800) 440-0680 between 7 am
and 6 pm CT, Monday through Friday, or go to the company's Web site at
Notice and Disclaimer: The information provided in these pages is preliminary and informational only. No liability is offered or assumed for inaccuracies in this information. Please check with the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to confirm the completeness of all information provided.
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