Wooden toys by Target have been recalled on fears of choking hazard. The “Bullseye Playground” assortment from Target has been recalled. Even the item number of the product has been mentioned on the CPSC website.
About 495,000 wooden toys which were sold in the months of October and November 2018 have been recalled. This has been made as per the recall notice issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Reports have come in saying that the wheels had been detached on delivery, while one report is about a missing wheel when the package was opened. However, there are no reports of any injury caused by these incidents.
The wheels on the trucks and toy cars are said to detach from the vehicles, which may pose a choking hazard to children.
The toys are sold individually for $1 or as an assortment of 8 pieces for $8 but have been recalled as per the notice, after the issue was raised. The Chinese toys are replicas of a train, fire truck, Santa’s sleigh, police car, taxi, digger, caboose and ice cream truck.
The toys have been sold at various Target stores as well as through online sales. Consumers can get more information about the recall from the company’s website.
Two other major recalls have been made on such toys this year. Fisher-Price has recalled its Rock ‘N’ Play sleeper toys for little kids. They have been called “deadly” by the American Academy of Paediatrics. Similarly, Barbie Campers Power Wheels have been recalled as they have gas pedals that malfunction and may cause injury hazard.
Those who own such toys have been encouraged to return these toys to their stores. They can obtain a refund for them.
However, this issue of recalling toys is not the first time for Target. In 2017, wind-up toys have been recalled, while in 2018, Go-Karts of Hauck brand have been recalled.