Toys 'R' Us recalls sidewalk chalk

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

WASHINGTON -- Toys "R" Us is recalling 50,000 packages of sidewalk chalk because the chalk contains lead at levels high enough to poison young children.

No accidents or illnesses related to the chalk have been reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The chalk comes in a clear plastic backpack-style carrying case and is labeled "Chalk to Go... Totally Me! ... 24 pieces, sidewalk chalk in different colors, fun chalk shapes."

For more information, consumers can reach Toys "R" Us toll-free at (866) 274-6340, 24 hours a day.

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