Target Recalls 190,000 Really Gender-Specific Toys

Target is recalling a whopping 190,000 play-set type toys. “Some of these toys contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Also, some of the toys have sharp points, posing laceration or puncture wound hazards. The recall involves “Kool Toyz” brand toys, including sets containing die-cast cars, playground set, doll house set, dinosaurs, trucks, boats and planes. The packaging is primary blue and has the “Kool Toyz” logo is on the upper left corner of the packaging.” If you have these toys, take them away from children and bring them to Target for a full refund.

As you can see, these toys are bad news. Even if they don’t slice up your pre-schooler, the “Dream House” is covered in lead paint, which seems like a bit of a misnomer. By the way, we don’t have kids, nor do we know the first thing about them, but who the hell gives an “Air, Land, and Sea Defense Play Set” to a 3 year-old? Oh, wait. Defense! Nevermind.—MEGHANN MARCO

Target Recalls Various Toys Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards [CPSC.gov]