Family Dollar is working to spread the word about a dangerous toy dart gun that has killed two children to date. Over twenty products that may be worn or used by children were recalled due to safety defects or potential dangers posed to children.
Two deaths linked to the toy gun have been reported, with the cause of death stated as asphyxiation. A 9-year-old boy in Chicago and a 10-year-old boy in Milwaukee both died after inhaling the toy dart into their throats.
Family Dollar is working with officials to spread the word about this dangerous toy.
If a child places the soft, pliable plastic toy dart in his/her mouth, the toy can be inhaled into the throat and prevent the child from breathing.
Toy Gun Sold at Local Store Could Be Deadly to Kids
Below is a picture of the toy that has been recalled by Family Dollar Stores. The manufacturer of the toy dart gun sets, Henry Gordy International, has not yet recalled the toy gun sets.
For More Information on Product Recalls:
List of Children’s Product Recalls for May 2010 published by Safekids.org