Thursday, February 28, 2008

Family Dollar Recalls Magnetic Dart Boards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Family Dollar, of Charlotte, N.C., announced a voluntary recall of FUN ‘N SAFE Magnetic Dart Boards.

Although no injuries have been reported to date, small magnets at the ends of the darts can detach. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

The magnetic dart board is about 15 inches wide with a black, white, green, and red bulls eye checkered design and was sold with six 4-inch long magnetic darts. The darts magnetically adhere to the dart board when thrown. “Made in China” is embossed on the back of the board. Sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from January 2001 through January 2008 for about $5.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return the board and all of the darts to a Family Dollar store for a refund.

For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at