Crown Darts UK Lawn Dart Sets recalled due to prohibition of sale, importation and advertisement in Canada

Starting date:
August 12, 2020
Posting date:
August 12, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-73653

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Crown Darts UK Lawn Dart Sets.
  • Issue: Lawn darts with elongated tips are banned in Canada due to serious risks of injury, including skull puncture or impalement, particularly to children.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn dart sets and destroy and dispose of them.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Crown Darts UK

Affected products

Crown Darts UK Lawn Dart Sets

Product description

The recalled lawn dart sets were sold for 2, 4 and 5 players and contained 4, 8 and 10 units (darts) respectively as well as individual spare darts. The lawn darts are approximately 30 centimetres (12 inches) long, have polypropylene flights (fins) designed to be held at the tail, and have a brass body ending in a stainless steel spigot (peg).

The lawn darts were sold in assorted colors including red, blue, yellow, purple, pink, orange, ivory and green. The CROWN DARTS logo is printed on the product.

Hazard identified

Lawn darts with elongated tips are banned in Canada due to serious risks of injury, including skull puncture or impalement, particularly to children.

As of August 6, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 4,048 units of the affected product were sold in Canada, and approximately 19,400 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from May 2004 to June 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in United Kingdom.

Companies

Manufacturer
Crown Darts UK
Uttoxeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Distributor
Crown Darts UK
Uttoxeter
UNITED KINGDOM

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn dart sets and destroy and dispose of them.  

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website (US CPSC to provide link).

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.