NY Requests Federal Gov. to Pull "Clingy Darts" Toy From Shelves

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/21 2014 02:18PM

Updated 04/21 2014 02:21PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York is urging the federal government to pull a children's toy called Clingy Darts from store shelves. 

A press release says the New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) found the toy to contain more than six times the federally allowable limit of the chemical phthalate, also known as DEHP. 

“Like any other parent, I want to make sure our children are safe. This toy – which is made with excessively high levels of the DEHP chemical – poses an unacceptable risk to our kids and should not be on any store shelves,” Governor Cuomo said. 

Anyone who would like to dispose the toy can either throw them away or set them aside and wait for future recall information. 

A press release says Phthalates is a chemical substance that is used in many types of plastics, certain inks, paints, and other products. The National Toxicology Program concluded that DEHP may cause health effects in infants and toddlers. Learn more about DEHP.

Any questions about this product or other products can contact the Division of Consumer Protection at (518)-474-8583 or by visiting the Division’s web site

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