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Target Recalls Circo Childrens' Travel Cases

Circo travel case recall
(Image credit: CPSC)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn., announced a voluntary recall of about 139,000 Circo 17” Children’s Travel Cases.

Hazard: The surface coating on the travel cases contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: 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:

Style DescriptionUPC NumberDate Codes*
Circo girls’ 17” travel case – pink or teal618842135844Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11
Circo boys’ 17” travel case – red or blue618842135868Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11

(Image credit: CPSC)

*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.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and from April 2011 through August 2011 for approximately $21.

Manufactured in: China

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

Customer contact: 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

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