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CPSC, Toys "R" Us, Inc. Announce Recall of Solid-colored and Multi- colored Sidewalk Chalk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

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

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