The ironic reason Darth Vader onesies were recalled

The Sith lord has a reputation for choking his enemies. Photo / Supplied
The Sith lord has a reputation for choking his enemies. Photo / Supplied

Disney has recalled a line of Darth Vadar children's onesies after discovering they are a choking hazard - ironic given the Sith lord's reputation for choking his enemies.

The bodysuits, which bear the slogan "If only you knew the power of the dark side", were noted as a hazard by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission shortly after hitting shelves in Disney stores.

Of course, they're not touting Force Choke abilities, but have snaps on the bodysuits which the commission notes "can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children".

The onesies were recalled after going on sale in Disney stores. Photo / Consumer Product Safety Commission
The onesies were recalled after going on sale in Disney stores. Photo / Consumer Product Safety Commission

Star Wars merchandise is enjoying a resurgence in popularity following the release of The Force Awakens. Toys from the film generated sales of more than US$700 million ($1.1 billion) in the United States last year, making them the No1 property in the toy industry.

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- nzherald.co.nz

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