target easter toy recall over ingestion concerns

U.S. retailer Target is recalling a line of water-absorbing Easter egg toys.

 

According to Consumer Protection Safey Commission. the Easter eggs can expand inside a child’s body if ingested. This can lead to possibly life-threatening conditions – intestinal obstructions, severe discomfort, vomiting and dehydration.

If swallowed, the toys must be removed surgically. However, the Consumer Product and Safety Commission warns parents and medical professionals that the toys may not show up on x-rays.

About 560,000 toys were sold.

This easter egg recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. The Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of their 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 contain one of eleven dinosaurs.

No injuries have been reported.

Target asks that parents take away from children and return it to any Target location for a full refund.

The eggs were sold at Target from February 2017 through March 2017 for $1.

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