April 13, 2017
Just before Easter, Target is recalling approximately hundreds of thousands of small toys that are potentially dangerous if swallowed by children.
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.
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.