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Massive Recalls Issued on Dangerous Toys in May 2010

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Daniel J. O'Brien
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This month the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued two separate product recalls on dangerous toys that have been implicated in child injuries and even several wrongful deaths.

The CPSC has issued a toy recall for an estimated 1.8 million toy dart gun sets that were sold exclusively in Family Dollar stores throughout the United States. The discount retail chain has numerous locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Small parts on the recalled toy
-which was manufactured in China and imported by Family Dollar-present a choking hazard. The recall was prompted based on reports of two children, ages 9 and 10, who died from asphyxiation after choking on the plastic darts included in the recalled toy dart set.

Listed below are the CPSC details about the Family Dollar recalled toy dart set: 

  • The "Auto Fire" set comes with an orange and yellow toy gun (item #P238) or blue and yellow gun (item #9328), 8 orange darts and a target numbered 1 to 20.
  • The sets were priced at about $1.50 and were sold throughout the country between Sept. 2005 and Jan. 2009.
  • Take the dangerous toys away from children and dispose of all parts, including all darts. Or, return to store for a full refund.   

The CPSC this month also issued a recall on 2.5 million dangerous toys manufactured by Step2 Company. The recalled toys include Push Around and Whisper Ride Buggies. A manufacturing defect on the plastic buggies can cause the handle to detach, resulting in serious child injury. Buggies that have a pin with a yellow knob are included in the recall. Those with a handle that is attached by a bolt with a white or black head and nut are not being recalled.

There have been 28 reported child injuries attributed to the recalled toy.

The buggies were sold at various retailers throughout the United States for $29-$59 between Aug. 1999 and March 2010. Safety officials advise you to take the recalled toy away from children and contact Step2 for a repair kit. - 1-866-860-1887

If your child has suffered an injury because of either of these dangerous toys, or any other recalled toy, you may be eligible for a product liability claim. A Philadelphia product liability lawyer at White & Williams LLP will be well-versed in product recall injury cases and dangerous toys and can talk to you about your options for legal recourse if your child has been injured because of manufacturer defect. Contact us today - 1-877-944-8396.

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