Recall Involves More Than 350,000 Items

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target announced a voluntary recall of "Dive Sticks."

About 365,000 units were sold.

Target, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, imported the items. They were made in China.

The recalled dive sticks could remain in an upright position, posing an impalement hazard to young children. CPSC banned pre-weighted dive sticks in 2001.

The recalled dive sticks were sold in a bundle of three in multiple colors: light blue, aqua green, fluorescent yellow, royal blue, and red.

The tag accompanying the dive sticks contains: “Dive Toys” or “Diving Game” and has a white small parts warning label in the upper right
hand corner. The words “Made in China” are printed in the lower right hand corner.

They were sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1.

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  • by RK Location: Greenville on Nov 24, 2008 at 03:10 PM
    If this is what it takes to keep children safe, then I think all parents should know of possible problems with all toys on the market.
  • by Chrissy Location: Hubert on Nov 24, 2008 at 01:53 PM
    HAHAAAA..ur serious?? "Impalement" hazard! Okay so maybe it's just me but to impale yourself on floating diving sticks?? Shoot is that even possible (I'm sure someone will say yes) but my opinion this is definitely over the top. Yes it appears we have problems with product from China, but this seems ridiculous to me as a parent.
  • by Donald Location: Grantsboro on Nov 24, 2008 at 02:58 AM
    Isn't this just a little over the top? Don't parents have some responsibility? I can see a government sponsored warning, but a recall, no. Maybe we should have a very large tariff on products from China, they do seem to be the largest source of problems.

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