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Target Recalls Water Absorbing Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

  • Hatch & Grow—Pink Easter Egg
  • Hatch & Grow—Blue Easter Egg
  • Hatch & Grow—Purple Easter Egg
  • Easter Grow Toy—Chick
  • Easter Grow Toy—Brown Bunny
  • Easter Grow Toy—White Bunny
  • The model number of the Hatch & Grow Easter Egg is located on the back
  • The model number of the Easter  Grow Toy is located on the back
  • Hatch Your Own Dino Egg—Purple Egg
  • Hatch Your Own Dino Egg  Yellow/Green Egg
  • The model number of the Hatch  Your Own Dino Egg is located on the label
Name of Product:
Water-absorbing Easter and Dino toys

If the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child's body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body, if ingested. Medical professionals and parents should be aware that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray.

Recall Date:
April 13, 2017
About 560,000
Consumer Contact

Target at 800- 440-0680 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday, online at and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “School/Stationery/Seasonal” for more information, or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page.

Recall Details


This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product’s packaging. The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs include a white bunny, brown bunny, or butterfly.  The Easter Grow Toys include a yellow chick, brown bunny, or white bunny. The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs are purple or yellow/green and contains one of eleven dinosaurs.


Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and return it to any Target store for a full refund.


None reported. 

Sold At

Target stores nationwide from February 2017 through March 2017 for about $1.

Manufactured In:

Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Recall number:
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
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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