Toy dart guns recalled after two deaths
About 1.8 million toy dart gun sets are recalled after the death of two boys. And this isn't the first time the company behind the toys has been subject to a recall.Posted — Updated
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 1.8 million toy dart gun sets after the death of two young boys.
The boys, a nine-year-old from Chicago and a 10-year-old from Milwaukee, both died after choking on the soft, pliable plastic toy darts, which can be inhaled into the throat.
The guns were imported by Henry Gordy International and sold only at Family Dollar stores. Henry Gordy International has refused to recall the sets, according to the safety commission. But Family Dollar is working with the commission on the recall.
The dart guns, the toy recalled Monday, were sold at Family Dollar stores from September 2005 through January for about $1.50. The products were made in China as were all the other toys (the trucks were stamped made in Hong Kong).