Recall for Moms

Product Recall Information for Moms

Recall Alert

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

October 2, 2008
Alert #09-703

John Jaques & Son Recalls Lawn Dart Games Due to Risk of Puncture

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.


Distributor: John Jaques & Son Ltd., of Edenbridge, England

Hazard: The darts in the games pose a puncture hazard to young children. Lawn darts were banned in December 1988 to protect children from skull, face and eye puncture wounds.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled lawn dart game includes four projectiles, each consisting of a 14 3/4" bamboo shaft, four fins, and a wooden tip.

Sold at: Kensington Trading Company online and Hammacher Schlemmer online from March 2006 through July 2008 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Parents should immediately stop young children from playing with the recalled games and contact the firm to receive a refund. John Jaques & Son and Hammacher Schlemmer are contacting customers directly.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 374-8881 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Lawn Dart Game

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