Toy Dart Gun Recalled Following Children’s Deaths

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on June 4, 2010

in Buffalo Defective Products - Product Liability

Because there are several Family Dollar Stores in the Buffalo region, Buffalo parents should be aware that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Family Dollar Stores are recalling 1.8 million toy dart gun sets sold exclusively through Family Dollar.  This decision was made following the asphyxiation deaths of a 9 year old boy in Chicago and a 10 year old boy in Milwaukee.  The children inhaled the soft plastic dart and were unable to breathe.

The dart guns subject to the recall were imported by Henry Gordy International Inc., of Plainfield, New Jersey.  Because Henry Gordy Int. refused to recall the dart guns, Family Dollar is now working with the CPSC to announce the recall.  The dart guns are labeled as the “Auto Fire” toy target set and is sold with either an orange and yellow toy gun (item #P238) or a blue and yellow toy gun (item #9328).  The set includes eight orange darts and a five inch target board with numbers from 1 to 20. The item number may be located on the side of the handle in raised lettering.

If you have one of these toy gun sets, you should either return the set to Family Dollar for a refund or discard it.  If you need additional information, Family Dollar’s recall hotline can be reached during normal business hours at (800) 547-0359. 

 If you or one of your children has been injured by a dangerous product, please feel free to contact my office at 716-542-5444.  We would be happy to help you.

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