“2 Deaths Prompt Recall of Toy Dart Gun”

On Monday, federal regulators and retailer Family Dollar issued a recall of a Chinese made toy which lead to the death of two children. Both children suffocated after putting one of the darts in their mouth and the suction cup on the end of the dart blocked their airway. The first death occurred in November of 2006, when a 10 year old Milwaukee child put dart in his mouth at school and died. The recall has prompted safety advocates to rethink the idea that generally children over the age of 3 don’t put toys in their mouths.