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Target recalls Circo childrens’ travel cases due to violation of lead paint standard

MEDIA RELEASE

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: Circo 17” Children’s Travel Cases

Units: About 139,000 units

Importer: Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The surface coating on the travel cases contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The Circo brand label is found on the fabric handle attached to the top of the travel case. The girls’ version has a heart/butterfly/daisy pattern on either a pink or teal background with a plush butterfly attached to the zipper pull. The boys’ version has a pattern of three jet planes in red/blue/green on a red or blue airplane-patterned background with a blue plush jet plane attached to the zipper pull. Travel cases covered by this recall include:

*Date codes can be found on either the round Circo hang tag underneath the UPC bar code or on the second white tag sewn inside the cover of the zippered main compartment of the travel case.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and Target.com from April 2011 through August 2011 for approximately $21.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to any Target store for a refund.

Customer 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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

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