Target Recalls Easter Egg Toys After Ingestion Hazard

Easter is right around the corner. One of the hallmarks outside of Christianity is a traditional Easter egg. It is so famous even President Trump is hosting an event with over 20,000 individuals attending, and the White House plans to give thousands of commemorative Easter eggs during the Easter egg at the White House.

However, Target has issued a massive recall for their water absorbing Easter egg toys after discovering the objects can expand inside a child’s body, which can cause life-threatening complications if ingested. The products were sold at Target from February through March, according to reports.

Over 500,000 of the Easter egg toys were sold under several different product names including Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino.

So far, no injuries have been reported, but the Consumer Product and Safety Commission has issued a warning to parents of the toys may not show up on x-rays however the toys can cause intestinal problems such as discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, and intestinal obstructions.

The agency is calling for parents to take the purchased toys away from the children and return them to a Target store for a full refund.

A toy recall is not the first time a massive recall has been done this year. Last February there was a huge smokeless tobacco recall after reports of sharp metal objects were found in select cans. A few weeks before that, IKEA recalled one of the most famous beach chairs after several allegations of fingertip amputations. Moreover, the day before the IKEA recalls the FDA issued a warning that a toxic chemical was found in homeopathic teething products.