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April 13, 2017

Target issues nationwide recall of 560K Easter toys due to ingestion danger

Just before Easter, Target is recalling approximately hundreds of thousands of small toys that are potentially dangerous if swallowed by children.

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Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs.

On Thursday, the retail store announced the recall includes approximately 560,000 items that were available on store shelves at locations nationwide since February. No injuries were reported, but Target officials decided to issue a voluntary recall.

The products cost about $1 and are small water-absorbing toys sold under the names Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. The trinket is designed to grow in size when water is added, but could be life threatening if ingested.

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Easter Grow Toy.

Consumers should look for model numbers 234-25-1200 and 234-09-0016 on the packaging.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the toy "can expand inside a child's body and cause intestinal obstructions." Symptoms could include severe discomfort, vomiting and dehydration. Removal would require surgery, but the toys might not show up on an x-ray.

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Hatch Your Own Dino.

If purchased, consumers should immediately take the toy away from children and return it to any Target store for a full refund.

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