Recall: Toy Dart Gun Sets
On 2010-05-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Toy Dart Gun Sets due to a potential aspiration, asphyxiation and choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $1.50.
About 2 million units are involved in this Henry Gordy International dart gun recall. Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Toy Weapons category in 2010.
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What is the problem?
If a child places the soft, pliable plastic toy dart in his/her mouth, the toy can be inhaled into the throat and prevent the child from breathing.
Instance(s) of deaths, injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The "Auto Fire" toy target set is sold with either an orange and yellow toy gun (item #P238) or a blue and yellow toy gun (item #9328), eight orange darts and a small target with numbers from 1 to 20. The gun's item number is located on one side of the handle in raised lettering. The soft plastic darts measure just over one inch in length and have a small suction cup at one end with a diameter of about 1/2 inch. The target board is black, yellow, red and green, and measures five inches in diameter. "Gordy Toy" for "Ages 8+" is printed on the packaging.
Information on where these items sold new+: The toy sets were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2005 through January 2009 for about $1.50.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the toy target sets from children and discard them. Consumers can also return the guns and darts to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800)547-0359 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.familydollar.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Dollar have received reports of two asphyxiation deaths involving a 9-year-old boy in Chicago, Ill. and a 10-year-old boy in Milwaukee, Wis.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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