Product Recall: Target recalls belts over high levels of lead

06/18/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Minneapolis, MN—Target Corp. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled about 105,150 boys’ and girls’ belts. The CPSC announced the recall on June 17, 2010, because the belts contain excessive levels of lead.

The boys’ and girls’ belt buckles contain high levels of lead, which violated the federal lead paint standard. No injuries or incidents have been reported in connection with the recalled product.

The CPSC press release stated, “This recall involves two types of belts: The Cherokee boys’ belts and Circo girls’ belts. The Cherokee belts are black and brown reversible belts with heavy stitching in sizes M-XL. The belts came in a pack of two with the numbers 202/08/0018, 202/08/0019 or 202/08/0020 embossed on the belt. The girls’ Circo belts are pink and white with heart buckles in sizes XS-L. They were sold in a 2-pack with the numbers 202/05/0071, 202/05/0072, 202/05/0073 or 202/05/0074 listed on the product label attached to the inside of the belt.”

The recalled belts were sold at Target stores and across the U.S. from December 2008 through December 2009. The belts sold for between $7 and $9.

Consumers are advised to return the belts to any Target store to receive a full refund.

For further information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at

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