Target Recalls Water Absorbing Toys That Pose Serious Ingestion Hazard to Children

this recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys, and Hatch Your Own Dino toys

Target Recalls Water Absorbing Toys That Pose Serious Ingestion Hazard to Children
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April 13, 2017

Target is recalling approximately 560,000 Water-absorbing Easter and Dino toys that were sold at Target stores nationwide between February 2017 and March 2017.

If the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child's body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, and dehydration. These injuries could be life threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body, if ingested. Medical professionals and parents should be aware that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray.

Specifically, this recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys, and Hatch Your Own Dino toys. Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product's packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product's packaging.

The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs include a white bunny, brown bunny, or butterfly. The Easter Grow Toys include a yellow chick, brown bunny, or white bunny. The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs are purple or yellow/green and contain one of eleven dinosaurs.

Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and return it to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumers with additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Target at (800) 440-0680.