You'll Shoot Your Eye Out? Toy Dart Gun Recall
It seems that a toy dart gun recall by OKK Trading was not done because a child shot his eye out, but from a child choking to death. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release, the company has done a voluntary recall of the toy dart gun set because of a child choking on one of the soft pliable darts. The death occurred back in November 2007 in Texas.
The toy dart gun set was sold in discount department stores for $1.00, but the company will give customers $3.00 in return for the recalled toy. The company will also provide a prepaid postage envelope. The toy was manufactured in China. Approximately 22,000 of the toy dart gun sets were sold in the United States. They were sold from December 2006 until March 2008.
The set's description is as follows: it is a toy gun with three soft rubber darts, a SWAT watch, baton, walkie talkie, whistle, a badge, and an ID card.
The recall warns parents to take away the recalled toy immediately from children and contact OKK Trading in order to return it. If a child puts the soft dart in his/her mouth, it can become lodged in the child's throat and suffocate the child. The child could suffer from brain damage or death.
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