Target Recalls Easter Toys That Could Expand in Kids' Stomachs

CPSC issues pullback of 560K 'Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2017 7:13 AM CDT
Target Recalls Easter Toys That Could Expand in Kids' Stomachs
Bring this back to your local Target if you've recently purchased one.   (CPSC)

No injuries have been reported yet, but some parents will have to alter their gift-giving plans after Target pulled back more than half a million Easter toys it says could be hazardous and even life-threatening for kids, NBC News reports. A Consumer Product Safety Commission "Fast Track" recall was issued Thursday for about 560,000 "Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs," a series of toys that expand when they absorb water.

The recall notes the toys, sold at Target for around $1 in February and March, could grow larger inside a child's body if swallowed, causing "intestinal obstructions" that could lead to vomiting, dehydration, and even death. The recall also warns parents and medical personnel that X-rays might not be able to spot the toys inside kids who've ingested them. Consumers can get a full refund by bringing the toys back to a Target store, checking out Target's website, or calling 800-440-0680. (More recall stories.)

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