August 12, 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

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
Recall Summary
Name of Product:  Lawn dart sets
Hazard:…

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

Recall Summary

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.

Remedy:  Dispose

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.

Consumer Contact:

CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 for more information.

Recall Details

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

About the U.S. CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.  CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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Release Number: 20-163

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission