Target Issues A Recall On Circo Children’s Travel Cases Due To Excessive Lead Levels

Yesterday the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target issued a recall on approximately 139,000 Circo 17″ Travel Cases due to the surface coating containing excessive levels of lead. The levels violate the federal lead paint standard.

There are two versions of the case, one for boys and the other for girls.

The cases recalled specifically are:

Style Description UPC Number Date Codes*
Circo girls’ 17” travel case – pink or teal 618842135844 Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11
Circo boys’ 17” travel case – red or blue 618842135868 Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11

*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.

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.

The luggage was sold in Target stores nationwide and Target.com from April 2011 through August 2011 for approximately $21.

If you own one of these cases you can return it to Target to receive a full refund. 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