Hoodies & T-Shirts Sold at Target Recalled for Lead Paint Problems

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About 6,200 fleece hoodie and T-shirt sets sold at Target have been recalled by the Children’s Apparel Network because of lead paint hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Why the product is being recalled: The surface coating on the zipper of the fleece hoodie and t-shirt sets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Description: The recalled product is a two-piece coordinated set with fleece hoodie and t-shirt. They were sold in red/white, gray/red, and black/blue color combinations and in assorted sizes from 12M to 5T. The hoodies have Disney character designs in three different styles. “RN 16435″ and the following identification number, corresponding to the style, are printed on the label along the hoodie’s side seam:

Where it was sold: The hoodie sets were sold at Target stores nationwide and Target.com from October 2011 through December 2011 for approximately $18.

Consumers should take the product away from the child immediately and return the set to any Target store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Children’s Apparel Network at (800) 919-1917 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.childrensapparelnetwork.com and click on the “Press” link.

View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.

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