Target Recalls Water Absorbing Toys

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall

Recall Date: April 13, 2017

Recall Number: 17-133

TargetRecalls Water Absorbing Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

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https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Target-Recalls-Water-Absorbing-Toys

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Water-absorbing Easter and Dino toys 

Hazard: 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.

Remedy:  Refund

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

Consumer Contact:  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.

Recall Details

Units:  About 560,000

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.  

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2017 through March 2017 for about $1.

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufactured in: China

fast_track.pngThis recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers. 

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