As children across the country head out for Easter egg hunts this weekend, there’s something everyone needs to know now that a massive warning has been issued about certain eggs to be aware of. Just two days before Easter Sunday, we know what’s out there that could kill your kids if the wrong eggs get in unsuspecting kids’ hands — and you might have these in their Easter baskets already.
Thousands of popular Easter items at Target stores have been sold before the danger hidden inside was realized. The company is urging consumers to throw them away immediately or risk the damning effects it could have on children that will surely sour your Sunday celebration.
Water-absorbing eggs sold at the massive retailer look fun and innocent enough, but they are lethal little devices in cute packaging. The recall announced on April 13, applies to Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino.
America’s Freedom Fighters reports:
“If the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life-threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body if ingested. Medical professionals and parents should be aware that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray.”
All products which pose a danger have been pulled from the shelves but could be in homes across the country already for those who were proactive about their Easter shopping. If you, or someone you know, purchased any of these from February 2017 through March 2017 from the $1 section of the store. The products come in a variety of colors and all need to be thrown away or brought back to Target for a refund they are offering customers.
No injuries have been reported as of yet, but with Easter baskets and gifts being passed out this weekend, someone could be hurt if they don’t heed the retailer’s warning. The toy would have to be ingested to pose a problem, which isn’t an uncommon occurrence for small children attracted to these items. Target took a proactive and responsible approach to this concern the second they realized the issue.
Target at 800- 440-0680 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday, online at www.target.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “School/Stationery/Seasonal” for more information, or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page.