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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.

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 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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