|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
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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
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