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Recall: 1.8 million toy dart gun sets

2010-05-17 Family Dollar Stores is recalling 1.8 million toy dart gun sets following reports of two boys choking to death on the darts.

The two boys who died were a 9–year–old from Chicago and a 10–year–old from Milwaukee. The Chinese–made toys were imported by Henry Gordy International Inc. of Plainfield, N.J., which has refused to recall the darts, the CPSC said. The dart sets were sold exclusively at the CPSC said.

While some companies will drag out a recall and be less than eager participants, it is unusual for a company to refuse to work with the CPSC to get the product out of homes.

Family Dollar said it would refund anyone who purchased the toys, which were sold between September 2005 through January 2009 for about $1.50. Family Dollar sold the “Auto Fire” toy dart target sets between September 2005 and January 2009.

The toy guns that fire the suction cup darts are either orange and yellow or blue and yellow. The sets come with eight orange darts and a small dartboard.

If you have one of the sets in your home take it away from children and throw it away or bring it to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

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