Target issued a recall for a line of Easter egg toys.



On 8 February 2018, the web site tried to make hay out of a story about a product recall that was decidedly less than fresh.

According to the blog:

Target has issued a massive recall for water-absorbing egg toys ahead of Easter Sunday after discovering the object can expand inside a child’s body, causing life-threatening conditions if ingested.

While the department store chain did recall three products — Easter Grow Toys, Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, and Hatch Your Own Dino — it was not a recent development; the recall was actually issued in April 2017. The recall covered around 560,000 toys for potential harm to children.

Other posts from appear to follow the same pattern. For example, a post published on 5 March 2018 about the deaths of 29-year-old Lindsey Schmidt and her three children fails to mention that the car crash that caused their deaths actually took place in July 2017.

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