Dart Gun Recall Issued After Death of 8-Year-Old Boy

The choking death of an 8-year-old Texas boy has led to the recall of about 22,000 “Action Team” toy dart gun sets.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the toy dart gun recall on Thursday, warning that if a child places one of the small, pliable plastic darts in their mouth, it may them to choke and suffer potentially life-threatening injuries. The warning comes after the death of an 8-year-old boy in November 2007.

According to the CPSC, a child from Port Arthur, Texas, was chewing on a dart when he swallowed it and it became lodged in his throat, causing him to asphyxiate.

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The “Action Team” toy dart gun sets are sold by OKK Trading and manufactured by Kong Hoi Industrial Co., in Hong Kong. They include a toy gun, three soft, orange, rubber darts, a S.W.A.T. watch, baton, walkie-talkie, whistle, and a badge with an identification card and clip. The guns are black with an orange nose and trigger and a red spring release, and have “Made in China” printed on the barrel.

The toy gun sets were sold at discount department stores nationwide from December 2006 through March 2008 for $1.

Anyone whose children have one of these sets should immediately take them away from children. Purchasers can contact OKK Trading at (877)655-8697 for information on how to return the sets for a $3 bounty. The company will send a postage paid envelope for shipping.

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