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What’s the Problem?
CPSC banned the sale of lawn darts in the U.S. in 1988 after the products caused the deaths of several children. While the tip may not be sharp enough to be obviously dangerous, these darts can cause skull punctures and other serious injuries.
About 19,400 dangerous lawn darts were manufactured by Crown Darts UK, of the United Kingdom, who is unable to conduct a recall in the U.S.
The recalled lawn darts were sold for 2, 4, and 5 players and contained 4, 8, and 10 darts each, as well as individual spare darts. The darts were sold in the following colors: red, blue, yellow, purple, pink, orange, ivory, and green. The CROWN DARTS logo is printed on the product.
The darts were sold online from May 2004 through June 2020 for between $15 and $139.
If you have any lawn darts in your possession, you should stop using them immediately and dispose of them.
This announcement was issued on August 12, 2020.
Serious Head Injuries From Lawn Darts: Study
A 1987 study published in the journal Pediatrics [1.] looked at 2 cases of penetrating skull injuries in children caused by lawn dart accidents. One patient developed a polymicrobial brain abscess necessitating surgical drainage and prolonged hospitalization, and the other required surgical repair of a depressed skull fracture.
The researchers identified 13 other lawn dart head injuries that were reported to the CPSC between 1983 and 1985. These injuries are summarized in the study to highlight the seriousness (neurologic impairment in 5/10 head injuries) of such injuries and warn parents and physicians of the potential dangers of lawn darts.
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Do I Have a Lawn Darts Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Lawn Darts Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by lawn darts, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.