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Target Recalls Toys Due to Lead Paint

[BOLD {September 26, 2007}]

Happy Giddy Gardening Tools and Children's Sunny Patch Chairs from Target have been recalled. The surface paint on the 350,000 recalled gardening tools and chairs contains excessive levels of lead.

The recalled Happy Giddy Gardening Tools include the following:

*caterpillar trowel with an orange and multi-colored handle
*kitty cat broom with pink flowers and green handle
*pink and green cultivator with a solid green tool portion and pink flowers on the handle
*orange and green wood handle hoe and rake with orange flowers
*pink and green shovel and trowel with pink flowers
*green, orange and light blue snail push broom
*multi-colored trowel, hoe, rake with orange on the tool body
*multi-colored shovel with solid red on the shovel and eyes on the top of the handle
*red and blue owl shaped broom with bristles painted blue, with yellow and black large eyes on the face

The recalled Sunny Patch Children's Chairs include multicolored chairs with a giraffe, monkey, and elephant on the back. The cloth seat and back have orange, yellow, green, and blue stripes. The chameleon, butterfly, and ladybug chairs are not included in the recall.

The toys were manufactured by Starite International Ltd. of Taiwan and sold at Target stores nationwide from August 2006 to August 2007 for $3 - $10. Parents should immediately take the toys away from children and return to the nearest Target for a full refund. Call Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday to Friday or visit www.target.com To view this entire recall, including pictures, visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07309.html

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