Target Recalls Water-Absorbing Easter Egg Toys; How To Make Egg-Hunting Safe And Fun?

By Claire Parker, Parent Herald April 14, 10:23 am

Target recently ordered the recall of water-absorbing Easter egg toys. These toys could lead to life-threatening situations because once ingested, it could expand or grow inside the body of the child.

The recall involved toys called Hatch & Grow Eater Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. Consumers could check if the products they bought are part of the recall.

If the model number located at the back of the packaging is 234-25-1200, it is a Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs or Easter Grow Toys. If the model number is 234-09-0016, it is a Hatch Your Own Dino Egg toy.

The toys found inside the Hatch & Grow Easter Egg toys are white or brown bunnies and a butterfly. Inside the Easter Grow Toys, children will find a yellow chick or white or brown bunnies. For the toys in the Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs toys, children will find a dinosaur. If these are ingested, it could result in dehydration, vomiting, severe discomfort or intestinal obstructions. Children will have to undergo surgery to remove the toy, WCVB 5 reported.

Target said parents should take the toys back to their stores. Parents or guardians will get a full refund for the toys, which are sold at $1 each.

For a more fun and safe way to celebrate Easter Sunday, on the other hand, kids could do other Easter egg-related activities. Parenting recommended some activities such as the Secret Easter Bunny, Time Machine and Ray of Light.

For the Secret Easter Bunny, it is likened to being a Secret Santa during Christmas. Kids can make small presents to a friend and place it inside the plastic eggs. Time Machine, on the other hand, will require kids to write something to themselves so they can open it up next Easter Sunday.

As for Ray of Light, kids could go Easter egg hunting at night instead of daytime. Parents or guardians will have to use glow sticks to place inside the plastic eggs. They could also place some candies so kids will have a reward once they hunt the hidden eggs down.

You could also try making 3D paper eggs. Check out the video below!

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