Child's Death Prompts Toy Dart Gun RecallDec 18, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parents are being warned today not to allow their children to play with "Action Team” Toy Dart Gun Sets. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the toy dart gun sets, which were imported by OKK Trading Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., have been implicated in the 2007 asphyxiation death of a Texas child.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled dart gun sets away from children and contact OKK Trading to return the toy for a $3 refund. OKK Trading will provide a free postage paid envelope for consumers to return the toy.
This toy was sold in discount department stores nationwide from December 2006 through March 2008 for about $1. The “ACTION TEAM” play set has a toy gun with three soft rubber darts, a S.W.A.T. watch, a baton, walkie-talkie, a whistle, and a badge with a clip and an identification card. The toy gun is black with an orange nose and trigger and red spring release mechanism. “Made in China” is printed on one side of the barrel.
The set comes with soft, pliable orange plastic darts that have a nearly 2 ½ inch long shaft and an approximately ¾ inch diameter suction cup. If a child places this dart in the mouth, choking or aspiration could occur. This could lead to brain damage or death if the dart is not removed promptly.
For additional information, contact OKK Trading toll-free at (877) 655-8697 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.okktrading.com