Toy recall: Mushroom peg sorter recalled by Target

Stem can break and cause a choking hazard

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Target Corp. has recalled a Hearth & Hand with Magnolia 13-piece toy mushroom peg sorter because the stems of the mushrooms can detach, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. This is a choking hazard to young children.
About 1,850 of the toys were sold through Target in stores nationwide and online from July 2023 through September 2023. The 6- by 8-inch toy board sold for about $20.

The company has received five complaints of the toys becoming detached. No injuries have been reported.

Families should take the toy away from children and return it to a Target store or contact Target for a return label, by calling 800-440-0680 or online at Consumers will get a full refund.

This toy was one of a three of recalls announced this past week by the CPSC. The others:

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Teresa Murray

Consumer Watchdog, U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Teresa directs the Consumer Watchdog office, which looks out for consumers’ health, safety and financial security. Previously, she worked as a journalist covering consumer issues and personal finance for two decades for Ohio’s largest daily newspaper. She received dozens of state and national journalism awards, including Best Columnist in Ohio, a National Headliner Award for coverage of the 2008-09 financial crisis, and a journalism public service award for exposing improper billing practices by Verizon that affected 15 million customers nationwide. Teresa and her husband live in Greater Cleveland and have two sons. She enjoys biking, house projects and music, and serves on her church missions team and stewardship board.

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