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Family Dollar Stores Recall 1.8 Million Toy Dart Guns

Two asphyxiation deaths involving a 9- and a 10-year old boy have prompted Family Dollar Stores, Inc. to recall their toy dart guns sold exclusively at their stores.

The toy darts sold with the “Auto Fire” toy target set are soft and pliable, and if a child places the toy dart in his or her mouth, the toy can be inhaled into the throat, preventing the child from breathing.

The target sets are sold with either an orange and yellow or blue and yellow gun. The set also includes eight orange darts and a circular target with numbers from 1 to 20. The sets were sold only at Family Dollar stores from September 2005 to January 2009 for $1.50.

The target sets should be taken away from children immediately and discarded. Or, consumers can return the guns and darts to Family Dollar for a full refund.