Target Recalls 560,000 Hatch & Grow Toys—Here’s What Parents Need To Know


Here’s some important news for parents: Target just announced that they are recalling several popular toys.

The toys included in the recall are:

  • Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs
  • Easter Grow Toys
  • Hatch Your Own Dino

The toys were quite popular (around 560,000 were sold), as they were just $1 and had a pretty cool function: The egg ‘hatched’ in water, revealing a cool creature. These toys turned into bunnies, butterflies, chicks and dinosaurs.

But, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says these toys could actually be quite dangerous. If swallowed, they say that the popular toy could “can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening.”

How frightening! While there have been no known cases of a child swallowing one of these eggs, if it were to happen, the toy would have to be removed surgically. Here’s something even more worrisome: The commission says if a child were to swallow one of these toys, it might not show up on a X-ray.


Wow. No wonder so many parents are worried about this toy. Hence, Target is pulling these off the shelves and giving a refund to anyone who bought one.

Want to know if you might have bought one of these toys?

The product safety commission says:

“This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product’s packaging. The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs include a white bunny, brown bunny, or butterfly. The Easter Grow Toys include a yellow chick, brown bunny, or white bunny. The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs are purple or yellow/green and contains one of eleven dinosaurs.”

Good to know. And don’t forget to share this info with other parents you know … let’s make sure we all work together to keep our kids safe!

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