1.8 Million Toy Dart Guns Recalled

After two boys died from choking on the darts, Family Dollar Stores recalled 1.8 million toy dart gun sets. If the soft plastic darts are placed in one’s mouth, it’s possible they can be inhaled and prevent breathing.

The toys were imported by Henry Gordy International. They were only sold at Family Dollar Stores from Sep. 2005-Jan 2009 for $1.50.


The “Auto Fire” toy target set is sold with either an orange and yellow toy gun (item #P238) or a blue and yellow toy gun (item #9328), eight orange darts and a small target with numbers from 1 to 20. The gun’s item number is located on one side of the handle in raised lettering. The soft plastic darts measure just over one inch in length and have a small suction cup at one end with a diameter of about ½ inch. The target board is black, yellow, red and green, and measures five inches in diameter. “Gordy Toy” for “Ages 8+” is printed on the packaging.

Consumers are advised to seize the toys immediately from their children and throw them away, or you can return them to a Family Dollar store for a full refund. You can also call the recall hotline at 800-547-0359.

Children’s Deaths Prompt Recall of Toy Dart Gun Sets Sold Exclusively at Family Dollar Stores [CPSC]

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