1. Toymaker to pay $1.1 mln over recalled toy dart gun


    The commission has provisionally accepted the settlement with the Plainfield, New Jersey, company, the CPSC said in a statement.”In agreeing to the settlement, Henry Gordy denies CPSC staff allegations as to the existence of a defect or that it knowingly violated the law,” the statement said.CPSC staff alleged that Henry Gordy knew around May 2006 that its Auto Fire Target Set was defective because the soft plastic toy dart could pose a choking hazard. However, the company failed to report the defect, the agency said.CPSC staff also said that Henry Gordy “made a material misrepresentation” during agency’s investigation in 2009 by not reporting all the information the company had.The CPSC and Family Dollar Stores announced the recall of about 1.8 million of the sets in May 2010 because Henry Gordy refused to conduct the recall, the CPSC statement said.”By that time, there were three deaths associated with the target set,” the agency said.

     
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