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Franklin Sports Industries, Inc, Recalls All Of Its Lawn Darts

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Recall Date:
April 27, 1989

Recall Details

April 27, 1989  
Release # 89-034

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Franklin Sports Industries, Inc. of Stoughton, Massachusetts, is once again voluntarily recalling its yard dart sets because the blunt metal tips may pose a risk of injury, especially to children. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the sale of lawn darts on December 19, 1988; Franklin Sports is the first company to recall their dart sets and initially did so in the fall of 1988.
The Franklin yard darts were sold separately as Model #3210 Yard Dart Set and as part of combination sets as Model #3283 Three Game Combination Set, Model #3284 Three Game Combination Set and Model #3287 Five Game Combination Set.

Each of these sets contained four yard darts, 12 1/2 inches long with a 1 3/4 inch blunt metal tip. Each dart has one aerodynamic fin with three wings.

Consumers that have these yard darts should stop using the darts immediately and return just the four darts directly to: Yard Dart Recall, Franklin Sports Industries, Inc., Parkway, Stoughton, MA 02072.

Consumers will receive $5.00 directly from Franklin Sports Industries, Inc. for the return of the four yard darts.

To identify yard darts made by Franklin, consumers should check for the permanently embossed FRANKLIN logo and the warning "ADULT GAME NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDRENS USE" which appears on two of the wings. Only yard darts with both identifying marks should be returned.

Consumers requiring additional information may call Franklin Sports at 1-800-225-8679; Massachusetts residents should call 1-617-344-1111.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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