November 24, 2003CPSC, Toys "R" Us, Inc. Announce Recall
of Solid-colored and Multi- colored Sidewalk Chalk
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
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.
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: