Target Recalls Children’s Belts Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The belt buckles contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2010
Release #10-268
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Target Recalls Children’s Belts Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Boys’ and girls’ belts

Units: About 105,150

Importer: Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The belt buckles contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves two types of belts: The Cherokee boys’ belts and Circo girls’ belts. The Cherokee belts are black and brown reversible belts with heavy stitching in sizes M-XL. The belts came in a pack of two with the numbers 202/08/0018, 202/08/0019 or 202/08/0020 embossed on the belt. The girls’ Circo belts are pink and white with heart buckles in sizes XS-L. They were sold in a 2-pack with the numbers 202/05/0071, 202/05/0072, 202/05/0073 or 202/05/0074 listed on the product label attached to the inside of the belt.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores and on Target.com nationwide from December 2008 through December 2009 for between $7 and $9

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled belts and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.target.com

Picture of Recalled girls’ beltPicture of Recalled boys’ belt