The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Target has recalled 560,000 of its water-absorbing Easter and Dino toys. If the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body, if ingested. Medical professionals and parents should be aware that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray.
This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s 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 contains one of eleven dinosaurs.
While there are no reported injuries thus far, the products were sold for $1 and manufactured in China. The Easter-themed ‘Hatch & Grow’ toys can swell up to 600% their original size when placed in water, according to the product’s packaging. The products were sold in Target stores nationwide from February to March of this year.
If you or a loved one have been injured by one of these toys, please seek professional medical help immediately. Attorney Joe Saunders will provide an initial free legal consultation.
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