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Recall: Water-absorbing Easter and Dino toys

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On 2017-04-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Water-absorbing Easter and Dino toys due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2017 for about $1.

About 600,000 units are involved in this Target dino toys recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 3rd recall of products in the Other Miscellaneous Toys category in 2017. Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls, involving about 6 million product units.

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Water-absorbing Easter and Dino toys
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Company Contact Information:

Website: target.com

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What is the problem?

If the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child's body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body, if ingested. Medical professionals and parents should be aware that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product's packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product's packaging. The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs include a white bunny, brown bunny, or butterfly. The Easter Grow Toys include a yellow chick, brown bunny, or white bunny. The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs are purple or yellow/green and contains one of eleven dinosaurs.

These items were sold new+ at Target stores nationwide from February 2017 through March 2017 for about $1.

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 this recalled toy away from children and return it to any Target store for a full refund.

Target at 800- 440-0680 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday, online at www.target.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of the page, then on "School/Stationery/Seasonal" for more information, or the "Product Recalls" tab on Target's Facebook page.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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