Kool Toyz, Play Wonder Puzzles Recalled by Target over Safety Concerns

Minneapolis-based retailer Target is voluntarily recalling nearly 200,000 toy products due to safety concerns. About 190,000 Kool Toyz products and 7,000 Play Wonder puzzle tables will be removed from the shelves, according to a recall announcement posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The CPSC notes that several Kool Toyz products, which Target imports from Hong Kong, “contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Also, some of the toys have sharp points, posing laceration or puncture wound hazards.” Some of the toys, including a tiny playground set, a dream house play set, and a truck carrying case, pose both hazards. Other affected products include remote control trucks and various action figure sets.

The Play Wonder puzzle tables, imported from China, are associated with the risks of laceration and choking. “The handles on the puzzle pieces can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children,” notes the CPSC. “Also, the tips of the nails on the inside shelf of the puzzle table could be exposed, posing a laceration or puncture hazard.”

No injuries related to either product line have been reported. Still, Target is asking all consumers to refrain from using these products any longer and is offering a full refund to anyone who returns them to a Target store.

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