NY Seeks Federal Recall Of Toy Darts

ALBANY (AP) -

New York officials are asking the federal government to seek a recall of a foam dart toy they say could be dangerous to children.

The state says “Clingy Darts,” sold at Dollar Tree stores, contains more than six times the federally allowed limit on a chemical known as DEHP.

The National Toxicology Program said Monday that DEHP, which is used to soften plastic, is a reproductive and developmental toxin in animals that could have health implications for infants and toddlers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said owners of the plastic darts should dispose of the toy and that Dollar Tree voluntarily pull the product.