• Target recalling nearly 500,000 toy cars due to choking hazard

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    WASHINGTON - Parents of toddlers, it's time to check your child's toy box.

    Target announced last week that it is voluntarily recalling 495,000 wooden toy vehicles over possible choking risks.

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    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall includes eight Bullseye's Playground toys whose wheels "can detach, posing a choking hazard to children." The toys were sold individually for about $1 each at Target stores nationwide and in eight-pack assortments for about $8 each on the retailer's website in October and November. 

    >> On CPSC.gov: Read the complete recall notice here

    The recalled items include the following:

    • Caboose with item No. 89304, DPCI 234-18-0100 and UPC 765940893043
    • Santa in sleigh with item No. 89297, DPCI 234-18-0100 and UPC 765940892978
    • Ice cream truck/food truck with item No. 89298, DPCI 234-18-0100 and UPC 765940892985
    • Train with item No. 89301, DPCI 234-18-0100 and UPC 765940893012
    • Police car with item No. 89303, DPCI 234-18-0100 and UPC 765940893036
    • Firetruck with item No. 89302, DPCI 234-18-0100 and UPC 765940893029
    • Taxi with item No. 89300, DPCI 234-18-0100 and UPC 765940893005
    • Digger with item No. 89299, DPCI 234-18-0100 and UPC 7659408929
    • Toy Vehicles 8-Pack Assortment with DPCI 234-20-0189 and UPC 765940893159

    "Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return the toys to any Target store for a full refund," the CPSC said.

    Officials are not aware of any injuries caused by the products.

    For more information, call Target at 1-800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT daily, visit the retailer's "Recalls" page or visit the "Product Recalls" tab of Target's Facebook page.

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