October 2, 2008
John Jaques & Son Recalls Lawn Dart Games Due to Risk of Puncture
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Lawn Dart Games
Units: About 35
Distributor: John Jaques & Son Ltd., of Edenbridge, England
Hazard: The darts in the games pose a puncture hazard to young children. Lawn darts were banned in December 1988 to protect children from skull, face and eye puncture wounds.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled lawn dart game includes four projectiles, each consisting of a 14 3/4” bamboo shaft, four fins, and a wooden tip.
Sold at: Kensington Trading Company online and Hammacher Schlemmer online from March 2006 through July 2008 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Parents should immediately stop young children from playing with the recalled games and contact the firm to receive a refund. John Jaques & Son and Hammacher Schlemmer are contacting customers directly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 374-8881 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.jaqueslondon.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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