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No more Nerf? Watchdog group in NYS calls Hasbro to remove assault-style toy weapons from lineup

The Empire State Consumer Project has written a letter to the Hasbro board of directors, calling for them to remove assault-style toy weapons from their product line.

As many parents head to toy stores for the holiday season, one consumer watch group is concerned about what toys will be on the shelves.

The Nerf Ultra One and other nerf machine guns are the target of a letter from the Empire State Consumer Project.

Director Carol Chittenden says the toys set a bad example for children.

“It’s a matter of this being a very vulnerable consumer group. Children buy what they see and we’re not sure this is driven by market demand for assault weapon toys by children or the industry creating the demand,” said Carol Chittenden, director of the Empire State Consumer Project.

The consumer group says a Hasbro commercial pushes families to buy bigger guns with more ammunition.

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