Target To Pay CPSC Fine Over Lead-Tainted Toys

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 4:26 PM EDT) -- Retail giant Target Corp. has agreed to pay a $600,000 penalty to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for allegedly importing and selling toys the company knew contained levels of lead well above the legal limit.

The settlement, announced by the CPSC on Thursday, resolves allegations that Target imported toys including Kool Toyz, Anima-Bamboo Collection Games, Happy Giddy Gardening Tools and Sunny Patch chairs with paint or surface coatings that contained more lead than allowed under federal limits.

“These highly publicized toy recalls were among many...
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