RNJ News Department

Target recalls water absorbing toys ahead of Easter Sunday

Target has issued a massive recall for water-absorbing egg toys and Dino toys ahead of Easter Sunday, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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, the commission said.

The affected products were sold at Target stores nationwide from February 2017 through March 2017 for about $1.00.

About 560,000 of the toys were sold under multiple product names including 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.

There have been no incidents or injuries reported.

Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and return it to any Target store for a full refund.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photos Courtesy: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)