TARGET Corporation pays $600,000.00 civil penalty

NATIONAL – According to the Associated Press – “Target Corporation has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty for importing and selling a variety of toys with high levels of lead paint on the surface.”

Target “recalled more than 500,000 Kool Toyz play sets, Anima Bamboo Collection games, and Happy Giddy gardening tools and Sunny Patch chairs for lead paint violations between November 2006 and September 2007. The company did not take the proper steps to ensure none of the toys it imported and sold contained lead paint, according to CPSC.”

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