Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Product recall: "Auto Fire" toy target set

The below-pictured toy dart gun set has been recalled by Family Dollar Store in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) following the deaths of two children. The suction cups, which are smaller than the size of a penny, present an asphyxiation hazard. These defective toys can cause children to suffocate and suffer brain injuries and even death. The two children’s deaths were caused when the children placed the soft, pliable plastic toy dart in their mouths and breathed them into their airways.

The dart guns were manufactured in China and sold exclusively by Family Dollar Stores. Family Dollar Stores began selling the toy in September 2005 and stopped selling it in January 2009. The recall was just announced on May 17, 2010.

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