Crayola announces it is retiring Dandelion crayon

A 24-count box of Crayola crayons are shown, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (WCMH) — Crayola announced Thursday that its yellow Dandelion color will be retired.

The company had planned to make the announcement on Friday (National Crayon Day) but moved it up. It’s the first time the company has ever retired a color from its 24-pack of crayons. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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