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November 24, 2003

CPSC, Toys "R" Us, Inc. Announce Recall of Solid-colored and Multi- colored Sidewalk Chalk

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.




Name of product: Multi-colored and solid-colored sidewalk chalk.

Units: 50,000 packages

Manufacturer: Manufactured by Agglo Corporation, Hong Kong (China), and imported by Toys "R" Us, Inc., Paramus, NJ.

Hazard: The multi-colored and solid-colored sidewalk chalk contains high levels of lead, posing a risk of poisoning to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: The sidewalk chalk is packaged in a clear-plastic backpack-type carrying case with these words on the label: "Chalk To Go...Totally Me!...24 pieces, sidewalk chalk in different colors, fun chalk shapes." The label on the package also says "Conforms to ASTM- D4236." The sidewalk chalk comes in several shapes: butterfly, spider, ice cream cone, bottle, cylinder, and triangular stick. The chalk pieces are solid-colored or multi-colored, including red, blue, green, yellow, and purple.

Sold at: The sidewalk chalk was sold at Toys "R" Us stores nationwide from March 2003 to November 2003 for about $4.99 per package.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the sidewalk chalk to Toys "R" Us for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers may call toll-free on (866) 274-6340 24- hours-a-day Monday through Friday or visit the Toys "R" Us Web site: www.toysrusinc.com.

 
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