NY tells stores to halt sales of some toy guns

July 31, 2009 3:47:46 PM PDT
Hundreds of New York stores aren't complying with state rules banning the sale of any toy guns that could be confused with the real thing. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that his office has sent letters to more than 100 retailers ordering them to halt sales of look-a-likes that violate the ban.

State law requires toy guns to be made from materials that couldn't possibly be confused with an actual weapon, or carry colorful markings including a big orange stripe.

Inspectors with Cuomo's office say they found plenty of toys on sale that didn't follow those rules.

Some of the stores that got letters included Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Big Lots and Gander Mountain. None of the stores returned calls seeking comment.


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