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CPSC recalls toy dart gun set

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling nearly two million toy dart gun sets.

This after two boys choked to death on the darts.  Officials say if a child places the soft, pliable plastic toy dart in his or her mouth, the toy can be inhaled into the throat and prevent the child from breathing.

The sets were sold nationwide at Family Dollar stores, which says they haven't sold them in more than a year. 

The "Auto Fire" toy target set is sold with either an orange and yellow toy gun (item #P238) or a blue and yellow toy gun (item #9328). The gun's item number is located on one side of the handle in raised lettering.

"Gordy Toy" for "Ages 8+" is printed on the packaging.

The toy sets were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2005 through January 2009 for about $1.50.

Officials say consumers should immediately take the toy target sets from children and get rid of them.   Consumers can also return the guns and darts to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Family Dollar is working in conjunction with the CPSC after the company importing the toys, Henry Gordy International, refused to comply.

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