WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/CPSC-and-Crown-Darts-UK-Warn-Consumers-to-Stop-Using-and-Dispose-of-Banned-Lawn-Dart-Sets-Recalling-Firm-is-Unable-to-Conduct-Recall
Name of Product: Lawn dart sets
Hazard: Lawn darts are banned in the U.S. due to serious risks of skull punctures and other serious injuries, particularly to children.
Crown Darts UK is unable to conduct the recall. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn dart sets and destroy and dispose of them to prevent further usage.
CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 for more information.
Units: About 19,400 darts (In addition, about 4,048 were sold in Canada)
Description: The recalled lawn dart sets were sold for 2, 4 and 5 players and contained 4, 8 and 10 units (darts) respectively, as well as individual spare darts. The lawn darts are about a foot long (30 cm), have polypropylene flights (fins) designed to be held at the tail, with a brass body ending in a stainless steel spigot (peg). The lawn darts were sold in assorted colors including red, blue, yellow, purple, pink, orange, ivory and green. The CROWN DARTS logo is printed on the product.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Sold at: Online at www.crowndarts.com from May 2004 through June 2020 for between $15 and $139.
Importer: Crown Darts UK, of United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Crown Darts UK, of United Kingdom
Manufactured in: United Kingdom
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73653r-eng.php
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Release Number: 20-163
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