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Target Recalls Easter Toys – “Life-Threatening” if Swallowed


Target has issued a nationwide recall for about 560,000 water-absorbing Hatch & Grow, Hatch Your Own Dino, and Easter Grow toys after determining the toys can be life-threatening if ingested.

About the Easter Egg Toy Recall

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall affects 560,000 Hatch & Grow, Hatch Your Own Dino, and Easter Grow toys.

The CPSC warns that if the small toy is swallowed by a child, it can expand inside the child’s body resulting in potentially fatal intestinal obstruction. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body if ingested.

Further complicating matters is that the toys may not show up on x-ray.

Parents and guardians are urged to take the toys away from children and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

The toys were sold at Target stores between February 2017 and March 2017 for about $1.

Description of the Recalled Toys

The following information was provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

  • Both the Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have the model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging.
  • The Hatch Your Own Dino Egg will have the model number 234-09-0016 on a label inserted in the packaging.
  • The Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs come in pink, blue, and purple and turn into a white rabbit, a brown rabbit, or a butterfly.
  • The Easter Grow Toys include a yellow chick, a brown rabbit, and a white rabbit.
  • The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs are purple or yellow/green and contain one of eleven dinosaurs.

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