Our firm’s personal injury attorneys in San Diego have just learned from Reuters that 1.8 million toy dart guns have been recalled by Family Dollar Stores over product liability concerns. The toy weapons, which were sold from September, 2005 to January, 2009, in U.S. outlets were found to have caused two cases of asphyxiation.
Toy dart guns recalled after product liability was linked to two wrongful deaths.
Unfortunately, wrongful death occurred in the users of the toy guns. Details from a press release showed that breathing problems can arise if children place small pieces in their mouths.
So far, data shows that a 9-year-old boy in Chicago and a 10-year-0ld boy in Milwaukee choked on the smaller, pliable plastic pieces that come with the toy.
Both of the children’s injuries proved to be fatal and ignited a voluntary recall by Family Dollar stores in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on May 17, 2010 when Henry Gordy International — the importer of the toys — refused to do their own recall.
The discount-chain store were given the exclusive rights to sell the China-manufactured toys for $1.50, making them easily accessible and affordable for families.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys encourage you to participate in this recall by contacting Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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