Target is recalling more than 500,000 water-absorbent “Hatch and Grow Easter Eggs,” over fears that if swallowed the toy could block a child’s stomach and require surgery to be removed.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a “Fast Track Recall” Wednesday for 560,000 of the Easter toys sold at Target stores nationwide in February and March. The toys cost about a dollar each.
The recall states: “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.”
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) April 13, 2017
It also warned medical professionals and parents “that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray.”
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Consumers who purchased one of the items should immediately return it to any Target store for a full refund, call Target’s customer service number at 800-440-0680 or check the store’s website for more information.