Cuomo: Toy sold in Dollar Tree contains dangerous chemical

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking the federal government to recall a toy sold in stores throughout New York State that contains a dangerous chemical.

The Governor’s Office says “Clingy Darts,” sold at stores such as Dollar Tree, contain six times the federally allowable limit of the chemical phthalate Di(2-ethylhexyl), also known as DEHP. The National Toxicology Program has determined the chemical causes reproductive and developmental damage in animals, and has concerns it poses a risk to infants and toddlers.

New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection is asking the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to request a national recall of “Clingy Darts.” The agency has also asked Dollar Tree to remove the toy from its shelves and discontinue its sale. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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