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May 17, 2010 9:18 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Toy dart guns recalled after 2 deaths

The government is recalling 1.8 million toy dart gun sets after two boys choked to death on the darts.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a 9-year-old boy in Chicago and a 10-year-old boy in Milwaukee died after they chewed on the one-inch, soft-plastic darts, which slipped into their throats. The small suction cup part of the dart cut off their breathing.

The dart gun sets were sold nationwide at Family Dollar stores, which says they haven't sold the sets in more than a year.

The dart gun sets were imported from China by Henry Gordy International in New Jersey. CPSC says Henry Gordy refused to recall the dart set so Family Dollar Stores worked with the agency to recall the product.

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