By Jackie Burrell
Friday, February 22nd, 2008 at 2:37 pm in Toy Recalls.
It’s not often that you read “safe” and “darts” in the same sentence. That’s because they’re pointy projectiles with oh-so-many ways to hurt children: eyeball punctures, gory gaping wounds and now, apparently, intestine-perforating magnets. The Consumer Product Safety folks have recalled a quarter million of these “FUN ‘N SAFE Magnetic Dart Boards” because the tiny magnets fall off. And, say it with us now, if you swallow two or more, they migrate through your body to find each other, no matter what vital organs or important fleshy parts lie in the way. The resulting intestinal blockages and perforations can be fatal.
Also on the recall list: lead-laced, rhinestone-encrusted necklaces for kids. That one’s a small recall: just 2,900 of the $13 geegaws.