The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target Corporation, has announced a voluntary recall of about 139,000 Circo 17” Children’s Travel Cases because the surface coating on the travel cases contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

image of recalled Target Circo suitcase

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. Travel cases covered by this recall include:

image of recalled Target Circo suitcase

*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 recalled suitcases were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and Target.com from April 2011 through August 2011 for approximately $21.

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to any Target store for a 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

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