Toy dart gun recalled after death of two boys

The government has recalled 1.8 toy dart gun sets after the death of two boys, ages nine and 10.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the two boys died after they chewed on the soft plastic darts and they slipped down there throats. The small suction cup part of the dart then cut off their breathing.

The “Auto Fire” toy dart set was sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2005 to January 2009. The agency is urging that all parents and guardians take this toy away from their children and Family Dollar has offered a refund for the toy.

Poorly manufactured products are a hazard to the public and can cause injury or death to people who use them. Our thoughts go out to family of the two victims.