Re: Chalk With Lead Found

From: Robina Suwol
Date: 15 Nov 2003
Time: 15:55:58
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Name of product: Multicolored Sidewalk Chalk
Units: 26,000 Packages
Manufacturer/Importer: Manufactured by Agglo Corporation, Hong Kong and imported by Target Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The multicolored sidewalk chalk contains high levels of lead, posing a risk of poisoning to young children.

The Wisconsin Department of Health tested the chalk and identified the lead in the chalk. Incidents/Injuries: None. Description: The sidewalk chalk is packaged in plastic that is molded to five sticks of chalk and a cardboard backing that is labeled "Double Dipp'n Fun." Each stick of chalk is triangular shaped and multicolored, with three colors layered together (green, red, yellow, or blue). This recall does not affect solid color chalk sold in the same packaging. Sold from: The sidewalk chalk was sold at Target stores from March 2003 to July 2003 for about $1 per package.

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Reghan O. Walsh Health Education Specialist

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