Friday, December 18, 2009

Child's Asphyxiation Death Prompts Recall of Toy Dart Gun Play Set by OKK Trading

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: "Action Team" Toy Dart Gun Set

Units: About 22,000

Importer: OKK Trading Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Manufacturer: Kong Hoi Industrial Co., of Hong Kong, China

Hazard: If a child places the soft, pliable plastic dart in his/her mouth, he/she is likely to choke/aspirate the dart into her/her throat impairing the child's ability to breathe. If the dart is not immediately removed, brain damage or death can occur.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and OKK Trading have received one report of the November 2007 death of an 8-year-old boy in Port Arthur, Texas. The child reportedly was chewing on the toy dart when he inadvertently swallowed it and it became lodged in his throat blocking his ability to breathe.

Description: The "ACTION TEAM" play set has a toy gun with three soft rubber darts, a S.W.A.T. watch, a baton, walkie-talkie, a whistle, and a badge with a clip and an identification card. The soft, pliable orange plastic darts have a nearly 2 ½ inch long shaft and an approximately ¾ inch diameter suction cup. The toy gun is black with an orange nose and trigger and red spring release mechanism. "Made in China" is printed on one side of the barrel.

Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from December 2006 through March 2008 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled dart gun sets away from children and contact OKK Trading to return the toy for a $3 bounty. OKK Trading will provide a free postage paid envelope for consumers to return the toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OKK Trading toll-free at (877) 655-8697 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktrading.com

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