We are now at the height of the holiday toy-buying season and as parents scurry to buy last minute gifts for their children, there is word of another toy recall that could cause serious harm. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that the “Action Team” Toy Dart Gun Set is being voluntarily recalled. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The toys pose a choking hazard. The CPSC says if a child places the soft, pliable plastic dart in his or her mouth, they could choke.
About 22, 000 units have been recalled and were imported by OKK Trading Inc., of Los Angeles. The toy dart sets were manufactured in Hong Kong, China.
The “ACTION TEAM” play set has a toy gun with three soft rubber darts, a S.W.A.T. watch, a baton, walkie-talkie, a whistle, and a badge with a clip and an identification card. The soft, pliable orange plastic darts have a nearly 2 ½ inch long shaft and an approximately ¾ inch diameter suction cup. The toy gun is black with an orange nose and trigger and red spring release mechanism. “Made in China” is printed on one side of the barrel.
The CPSC and OKK say one child from Texas died when the he was chewing on the toy dart and accidentally swallowed it. The dart became lodged in his throat and he was unable to breathe.
The action Team play set was sold at discount department stores nationwide from December 2006 through March 2008 for about $1.
Attorney Jeffrey Killino’s focus is on keeping kids safe and knows child injuries are very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was injured as a result of a faulty or recalled consumer product please contact recalled toy injury attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.