If you have an Easter basket in your household, make sure you check it for the Hatch & Grow Easter toys recalled from Target. The objects expand to over six times its size in water, but that’s not the scary part.
It’s being recalled because if ingested, the toy can “expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, and could be life-threatening,” according to a statement released on April 13 from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
If swallowed, surgery is required to remove the toy from the body. It’s also possible that the toys may not show up on an X-ray machine so if your child received one of these toys for Easter, be sure to locate it immediately.
The recalled products are known as the following:
- Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs
- Easter Grow Toys
- Hatch Your Own Dino
Over 560,000 of these toys were sold across the country from February 2017 to March 2017, according to the statement.
Consumers are eligible for a full refund and are encouraged to call Target at 800-440-0680, or head to Target’s website and locate Recalls at the bottom of the page. From there, select Schools/Stationary/Seasonal to learn more information.