November 13, 2003CPSC, Target Corporation Announce Recall
of Multicolored Sidewalk Chalk
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