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November 13, 2003

CPSC, 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

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 www.target.com.

 
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