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Target Recalls Easter Toys That Could Expand in Kids' Stomachs

CPSC issues pullback of 560K 'Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2017 7:13 AM CDT

(Newser) – No injuries have been reported yet, but some parents will have to alter their gift-giving plans after Target pulled back more than half a million Easter toys it says could be hazardous and even life-threatening for kids, NBC News reports. A Consumer Product Safety Commission "Fast Track" recall was issued Thursday for about 560,000 "Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs," a series of toys that expand when they absorb water.

The recall notes the toys, sold at Target for around $1 in February and March, could grow larger inside a child's body if swallowed, causing "intestinal obstructions" that could lead to vomiting, dehydration, and even death. The recall also warns parents and medical personnel that X-rays might not be able to spot the toys inside kids who've ingested them. Consumers can get a full refund by bringing the toys back to a Target store, checking out Target's website, or calling 800-440-0680. (Read more recall stories.)

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