Target recalls 560 000 Easter-themed toys over serious hazard

Target recalls 560 000 Easter-themed toys over serious hazardTarget recalled more than 560 000 water-absorbing Easter Egg and dinosaur toys. The reason – a “serious ingestion hazard” warning.

The warning comes from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recalled toys are Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino Egg.

They come as small toys, but they expand as they get wet. If ingested, the toy can expand and cause some very serious problems.

There’s a risk of “intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, and could be life threatening,” according to the announcement. Surgery is required to remove the toy, the release said.

Since, there are no metals in the toy, it may not even show on X-ray. So, doctors can’t really see where the toy is if ingested.

Consumers should look for model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the packaging of Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys products, according to the safety commission website. In addition, the model number for the Hatch Your Own Dino Egg product, 234-09-0016, is inside the packaging of the product.

The good news are, so far, there haven’t been any reported injuries. The products should be immediately taken away from children and returned to any Target store for a refund.

The toys were sold in Target stores nationwide from February through March for $1.