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Toy Dart Gun Recall: Two Deaths and No Answers

It has been confirmed that the U.S Government has recalled around 1.8 million toy dart gun sets, after two boys both suffered asphyxiation deaths as a result of the materials used to create the dart guns.

As reported from StarTribune, the two boys, aged 9 and 10 respectively died after they chewed on the soft plastic darts, which then fell into their throats and in turn, cut off their breathing supply.

The toy dart gun sets are available at Family Dollar Stores nationwide and were imported by Henry Gordy International. However, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission ( CPSC ), Henry Gordy refused to recall the dart and was not available for comment on the deaths. A published number connected to Henry Gordy International has since been disconnected.

Family Dollar are now recalling the products with the help of an agency. The agency has told parents who own the ‘Auto Fire’ dart set to take it away from their children immediately. Customers will be issued with a refund for the product.

What are your thoughts on this particular recall? Does the blame rest with the parents or Henry Gordy International?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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